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Antique Italian coral bracelet in four rows, around 1890

The bracelet here consists of four strands of antique Italian coral. The beads are cut by hand, not always full round, but of selected beautiful color. The processing by hand and the original clasp with three beautiful corals guarantee at the same time the origin of the jewelry in the last years of the 19th century. Hand-cut corals from the Mediterranean have always been the pride of southern Italian jewelry makers - and they are now rare jewels from a time when corals still populated the seas in large numbers and delighted Italian travelers with their unusual color. A safety chain prevents losing the bracelet if it does open. It came to us from Bologna in Italy.

Genuine Italian Mediterranean corals inspire to this day by their wonderfully rich play of colors 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 color known as oxblood or Moro coral, this wonderful natural material is characterized by the most beautiful colors 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 protection, as well as the demand for natural corals, which has increased dramatically in recent years, make coral jewelry today more than ever a sought-after treasure. Experts speak today, concerning the value of Mediterranean corals already of the "diamond of the future". Today, only antique pieces or corals from old stock come onto the market - the quantity is therefore limited and finite. So the value of corals can only increase!

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.