An Italian horn is an amulet or talisman that is believed to offer protection against the evil eye when worn. It is also known by the Italian names cornicello and cornetto (or the abbreviated word "corno"), meaning "little horn" or "hornlet." Typically, Italian horns are carved from materials such as red coral.
A gorgeous "cornicello" Italian horn Vintage pendant! The Italian horn is hand-carved from oxblood coral into a smooth, curved shape and displays a rich, magnificent color that is free of dyes or enhancements. Resting at the top of the pendant is a simple 14kt yellow gold cap, which hangs from a ring bail. A perfect everyday piece, it would look wonderful worn on a favorite gold chain or grouped with other charms!
Measurements: The pendant hangs approximately 1 1/4" long (including the bail at the top), and the horn itself measures 1 1/8" long and is 3/16" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the coral. The gold cap and bail are securely attached at the top.