Ancient Romans believed that wearing coral would protect children, and hung pieces of it around their necks. Women wore it as a charm against sterility. It was thought to quiet tempests and insure that the wearer would never be struck by lightening. The stone became very popular during the Victorian Era, where it was incorporated into all forms of decorative wear. The bright, warm hue and the lore of protection appealed to the symbolic trends of the time.
This gorgeous coral pendant is set in warm, glowing 18 karat yellow gold. The coral pieces have been hand faceted, creating little sparks of light when moved in the light. Such a pleasing composition, like a little amulet of the sun to be worn around your neck!
Dimensions: 29mm x 25mm
Materials: Gold, Faceted coral
Metal: 18K yellow gold
Condition: Excellent Antique condition