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Late 19th Century Coral Earrings


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.


  • 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





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.