During the Roman era, children's necks were adorned with branches of coral to protect them from danger. Fast forward eighteen centuries and the glossy red substance was still considered to be a powerful lucky charm. During the Georgian era - when these rosettes were carved - coral was a popular material for young women and children's jewelry. They were considered to be most vulnerable to illness, and therefore they benefitted most from coral's protective abilities. Each coral cabochon is a slightly different size and features a unique carved pattern. The stones sit within closed settings and are flanked by prettily engraved shoulders.
10k gold (tests), 3 carved coral cabochons: 5.3mm, 6.1mm, 6.3mm
5, cannot be resized; 6.7mm head, 2mm shank
1714 — 1837
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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.
Coral jewelry has been worn as an amulet of protection against ailments and danger since ancient Rome.