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, usually by Italian jewelers, into all forms of decorative wear. The bright, warm hue and the lore of protection appealed to the symbolic trends of the time.
This beautifully graphic coral ring has a deep orange coral cabochon at the center, haloed in a bold black enamel decorative border, harking back to Ancient Greek design. Set in 14 karat yellow gold, it is a timeless piece, sure to warm you up on the coldest days!
Size (can be resized): 6
Weight: 5.4 grams
Materials: Gold, coral, black enamel
Metal: 14K yellow gold
Condition: Excellent antique condition