Coral cameo pendant in 18 karat rose gold (750 ). This pendant features a coral cameo depicting the bust of an anciently dressed woman wearing a diadem. The coral exhibits an intense orange color. The cameo is from the late 19th century, with a 20th-century gold mount.
Hallmark: Partially worn eagle head (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold)
Dimensions: 30 x 13 mm
Condition: The coral has a small hole in the upper part (natural to the gem), and there are some usage-related scratches.
Weight: 2.26 gr
Gemology Note: Coral is an organic gemstone. Only the calcareous branched trunks of certain corals are used in jewelry. Its color comes from organic pigments close to carotene, ranging from blood-red to white, with shades of angel skin pink. Traditionally, coral necklaces were often given to young children to protect them from illness. Coral was believed to have protective qualities, especially in the Mediterranean region, particularly in Italy and Corsica.
*The antique gold chain is not sold with the jewel*