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Vintage Coral Figa Necklace

$650

A figa is a talisman of protection in the shape of a fist with the thumb extended between the index and middle finger. Originating in Brazil, the figa found its way to Victorian England and experienced great popularity worn as a pendant or a brooch. This vintage figa is carved from carved coral and mounted in 9k gold.

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  • Materials

    9k gold (marked), coral, new 14k chain

  • Age

    c. 1950

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    7/8" length including the bale, 3/8" width, 16" chain

Retro

Aboutthe

RetroEra

19351945

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.