Fine bracelet made of faceted coral beads, linked by gold silver chains.
Coral pearl bracelet in silver vermeil. This bracelet is decorated with six faceted orange coral beads, each bead is linked by a golded-silver chain. The coral has “flame” growth lines, which are clearly visible to the naked eye and typical of this gem. Vintage bracelet from the beginning of the 20th century.
Swan and goldsmith hallmark
Length : 18.5 cm
Note: the stems passing through the coral beads are in metal
Weight: 5.71 gr
Gemological point: coral is a gem of organic origin. Only the branched calcareous trunks of certain corals are used in jewellery. Its colour is due to organic pigments close to carotene: varying from blood red to white, passing by the pink “angel skin”. Currently, most coral species are protected under CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
More about the material: vermeil is an alloy of silver with a thick layer of gold applied to it. As a result, it is considered a precious metal in the same way as gold, platinum and silver.