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coral & back to the early - mid1900's. The gold beads & clasp were professionally acid tested as solid 14k gold & the clasp is marked '14KT'.
The necklace is crafted out of 101 graduatedcoral beads, 4 large ornategold beads,8 round gold beads & the original gold clasp.
Thecoral is a natural sea coral, not dyed, not treated. The coral beads area well matchedgorgeous richmedium salmon/orange color (more salmon than orange) with smallnatural white inclusions. The beads arepolished and have alovely lustre. Thenatural stiriations which are typical to coral are visible through magnification.
These beautiful quality beads were carefully selected: theyhave just a very few tiny cavities, barely noticable without magnification, andit ishard to findcoral beads like these without cavities (the small holes)which are so common in coral.
The pictures do not do justice the beautyof thenecklace, & the yellowgold beads are bright & shiny in person ¬ dull as itappears in some pictures.
MEASURMENTS & WEIGHT: Thenecklace measures 32" longwearable lenght. The largest 15 coralbeads at the center measure 9mm each (with very slight variations in sizes). The next 6 beads (3 on each side)measure 8mmeach, &most of the other beads are 7mm &6mm. The 12smallest beads (6 on each sidetoward theclasp) are approx. 5mm each. The 4largeornate gold beads measure 6mm wide x 8mm in diameter each, the smaller 8round goldbeads measure 5.5mm each. The necklace weighs 57.7 grams.
4pictures were taken next to a ruller,2 next to a dime,and the mannequin in the last picture is life sized.
CONDITION: The necklace is in excellent pre - owned condition.
PLEASENOTE: Exact color of coral is difficult to photograph, I tried my best to getthe color as close as possible to the real color and the pictures were taken in different lighting conditions. In some pictures thecoral appears to be moreorange than it is .And colors vary from monitor to monitor due to different monitors resolutions.
Refunds are only on items that are significantly not as described. Please read the description, look at the picturesclosely &email with any questions prior toofferding...the jewelry that I sell are vintage & antique, not new...often rare & hard to find pieces... and haveappropriate agewear. I post many pictures &do my best to describe the condition. Thanks
Payment is expectedwithin 3 days of sale end. If you need additional time please email me. Will ship within 2 - 3 days excluding weekends and holidays. Florida residents will be taxed 7% sales tax.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING FEEIS$44.95 BY USPSEXPRESS MAIL WITH TRACKING (takes approx. 1week to arrive). I WOULD BE HAPPYTO COMBINE SHIPPING COSTS FOR ADDITIONAL ITEMS.
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