Pre-owned necklace with coral pearls, 42 cm long, the clasp is in gold.
Coral pearl necklace with one row of pearls ranging from 3 to 6.5 millimeters from the smallest to the largest in the center. They have an orange hue, a beautiful coral color, and have lines of growth “flames” visible to the naked eye and typical of this gem. The clasp is a 14k gold lobster clasp. The necklace has 114 coral beads and dates from the 1950s.
The clasp has a hallmark “585”.
Length : 42 cm
Condition: threading on red thread, knots separate the first four pearls on each side of the clasp.
Weight : 10,61 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.