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Late 19th Century Coral Earrings

$1,600

In Ancient Rome, children's necks were adorned with branches of coral to protect them from danger. Fast forward eighteen centuries and the organic gemstone was still considered to be a powerful lucky charm. These late 19th century earrings with back-to-front gold ear wires feature large round coral cabochons with coral torpedo pendants.

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  • Materials

    18k gold (tests), 2 11.1mm coral cabochons, 4 9.2mm coral torpedos, 2 11mm coral torpedos

  • Age

    c. 1890

  • Condition

    Very good - unidentified gold hallmarks

  • Size

    1 1/8" length measured from the top of the ear wire, back to front wires

Victorian

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VictorianEra

18371901

please note:Terms of Sale

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.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Coral& the Grand Tour

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