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Posted 3 years ago

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kiwipaul
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It's getting harder and harder to get good antique coral jewelry these days.

Most gem quality coral is CITES protected, and there's increasing demand from China, where coral is one of the "eight treasures" and also sought-after because the color red is auspicious.

This is a great Art Deco necklace made from angular shaped and graduated coral lozenges separated by coral beads, with a cracking 18k gold and diamond clasp.

For scale the center drop is just under one inch (25mm) long.

I've only seen one other necklace like this before. The other one had an Austro-Hungarian silver clasp, so the origin of this may be European, I would say 1920's.

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  1. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 3 years ago
    Very Beautiful
  2. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 3 years ago
    I've a natural coral necklace that I had thought of selling a while back. Now am glad I kept it as it will soon be impossible to obtain coral. Good value for those that want to sell theirs, though.
  3. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    That's a beauty! Diamond clasp on it!
  4. VBAntiqueJewelry VBAntiqueJewelry, 3 years ago
    Gorgeous! Lucky you :)
  5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    stunning!!!
  6. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
    VERY beautiful! I can imagine the beautiful ensemble this woman wore too....how gorgeous!

    Just love that old coral. I only have the branches from 1950's-70's and they are considered rare too.
  7. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    London bus effect!
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/196855077/antique-necklace-victorian-faceted-coral?ref=cat_gallery_37&ga_search_query=antique+coral&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_type=vintage
  8. kiwipaul kiwipaul, 3 years ago
    Hey Kyra, well spotted!

    I'm sure the seller on Etsy is incorrect to attribute their piece as Victorian, it screams Art Deco. And for that price I'd want a better clasp!
  9. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Totally agree ;-))
  10. inky inky, 3 years ago
    Beautiful!...:-)
  11. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Hi Kiwipaul!
    Eye candy and mystery there:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/151091-mysterious-art-nouveau-ish-pendant-neckl?in=activity#comment-702280
  12. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 years ago
    I don't know much about coral, but I can tell that this piece is Absolutely Elegant and Gorgeous!

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