Victorian Natural Coral Beaded Necklace On Gold Metal Clasp
Antique, Victorian coral beaded necklace, with a row of hand cut rondelle beads, measuring around 4 -5 mm, hand strung onto a gold metal bolt ring clasp fitting.
Horsehair was used for restringing antique necklaces, this coral necklace has the original horse hair.
The coral is a lovely deep salmon orange/red colour, you can see the natural grain in the close up images
Romans adorned their children in coral to protect them from harm. Historically coral has been a popular choice for christening presents (early 17th century portraits of children are shown wearing a simple row of coral beads). Coral remained popular throughout the Victorian and Edwardian period.
Length: 16" / 41 cm
Weight: 12.5 grams
Date: Victorian (1901 to 1920)
Product Code: N097
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