Victorian Sterling Natural Coral Four-Strand Bead Necklace 35.5"
A beautiful coral necklace from the Victorian era (ca1880)! This lovely design features four strands of natural coral beads, which are hand strung on orange colored thread. The delicate round beads vary only slightly in size and shape, and are lightly polished, displaying incredible rich, orange hues. The strands meet at a bold, sterling silver push clasp at the back, which is adorned with a raised floral motif and lovely beadwork. A darkened patina on the surface of the silver clasp provides beautiful contrast, allowing the raised portions to stand out dramatically against the background! The necklace drapes beautifully when worn, with each strand nested just inside the other, creating an effortless layered look. Thanks to its generous length, it slips easily on and off overhead. A beautiful and natural piece, this everyday necklace adds a perfect pop of color when worn!
Measurements: The necklace measures approximately 35.5" long, including the clasp. The beads vary only slightly in size and shape, ranging between 2-3mm in diameter. The clasp measures approximately 1 3/4" long, 3/4" wide and is 1/4" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to any of the coral beads or to the sterling silver clasp. All of the beads are intact and securely strung. The clasp fastens securely and is in good working condition.