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Italian Mediterranean Coral Double Row Necklace, Around 1900


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Italian Mediterranean Coral Double Row Necklace, Around 1900
Italian Mediterranean Coral Double Row Necklace, Around 1900
Description
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The natural salmon red of coral has always inspired jewellery designers and artists. Hardly a portrait of an Italian beauty is conceivable without the red pearls from the seabed embellishing earlobes or décolleté. But while in the 19th and early 20th centuries the Mediterranean still produced many jewellery-quality corals, it is due to both climate change and overfishing of coral reefs that our modern age can hardly harvest this precious natural material. This necklace, dating from around 1900, features bright salmon coral with few growth characteristics that identify it as a natural product. Two rows of hand-cut beads are arranged in a progression, thickening toward the center. A coral-studded clasp made of gold-plated tombac completes the beautiful necklace. Thus, a little dream from turn-of-the-century Italy has been preserved and is still available today at an affordable price.
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Genuine Italian Mediterranean corals inspire to this day by their wonderfully rich play of colours with pronounced richness of variation. From the creamy white of the Adriatic coral to the delicate pink of the angel skin coral or Pelle d'Angelo to beautiful light and dark salmon red hues to the strong dark red colour known as oxblood or Moro coral, this wonderful natural material is characterized by the most beautiful colours of nature that the sea can produce. For centuries an integral part of princely and later also bourgeois art chambers, coral jewelry, especially from the region around the Bay of Naples, enjoyed popularity never experienced before, especially in the 19th century. The stocks of some coral species, which are now under strict conservation, as well as the demand for natural corals, which has increased dramatically in recent years, make coral jewellery today more than ever a sought-after treasure. Today, only antique pieces or corals from old stock come onto the market - the quantity is therefore limited and finite.
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Italian Mediterranean Coral Double Row Necklace, Around 1900
A Piece of Italy
€ 690.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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