Late Victorian 14kt Natural Coral Bead Necklace
A fantastic coral bead necklace from the Late Victorian era (ca1900)! This lovely necklace is comprised of a single strand of natural coral beads, which are hand strung on deep red thread. The graduated beads meet at a 14kt gold hook push clasp in the back, which holds a single coral cabochon in the center. The smoothly polished beads are undyed and display a spectacular natural color! When worn, the necklace drapes beautifully at the neckline, resting just below the collarbone. Stamped on the back of the clasp is "585 JKa." Beautiful in its simplicity, this wonderful necklace is perfect for any coral lover, and would make a special addition to any collection!
Measurements: The overall length of the necklace is approximately 21.5" long. The largest bead measures 7mm, and the smallest bead measures 4mm in size. The clasp has a 1/2" diameter.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the oxblood coral beads or gold clasp, which is secure and in good working condition. The coral has some subtle natural inclusions, which is normal and not noticeable when worn.