Victorian coral brooch in 18 karat yellow gold. Oval shaped adorned with 30 coral cabochons. French jewel from the first half of the 19th century, Victorian period.
Two eagle’s head hallmarks on the gold settings
Weight: 9.05 gr
Gemology point: coral is a gem of organic origin. Only the branched limestone trunks of certain corals are used in jewelry. Its color is due to organic pigments close to carotene: varying from blood red to white, through the pink “angel skin”. Currently, most species of corals are protected by the CITES convention, the convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora.