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, beads being a favorite.
The heft and smoothness of this antique beaded necklace is irresistible! With 20 inches of graduated peachy-hued coral beads and a gold-filled floral clasp, it makes a great layering piece, flatters any skin tone, and remains a beautiful way to celebrate the gifts of nature!
Dimensions: 20" long; beads are 9.5mm, 4.7mm
Weight: 28.7 grams
Materials: gold-filled metal, coral
Metal: gold-filled metal
Condition: The original clasp reveals that this remaining strand of coral beads is one of three. The other strands have gone their separate ways since their journey began about 150 years ago.