A stunning coral necklace of Italian origin. Set with a total of 48 natural red coral beads with delicate 18k yellow gold foliate spacers throughout the necklace and a wonderfully designed gold clasp. Circa 1940s.
Precious, or red coral is a variety of marine coral known for its durable bright red or pink skeleton that has been used in jewellery making and decorative arts since antiquity and is one of the few organic gemstones, grown on rocky sea bottom in tropical or subtropical waters.
Bead diameter = 9.6-10.2mm. This piece is accompanied by a GCS certificate confirming the natural origin of the red coral.