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GeorgianChild's Coral CrossNecklace

$475

The Ancient Romans believed coral had talismanic properties and hung branches of it around their children's necks to safeguard them from danger. This Georgian child's crucifix was made with that protective spirit in mind. The necklace is strung with coral beads and features a gold crucifix set with coral cabochons at the center.

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  • Materials

    Red coral, 18k gold (tests)

  • Age

    c. 1820

  • Condition

    Excellent

  • Size

    14 3/4" length, 1/2" cross

Georgian

Aboutthe

GeorgianEra

17141837

RelatedHistory Lesson

Coral& the Grand Tour

Coral jewelry has been worn as an amulet of protection against ailments and danger since ancient Rome.