Sardinian treasures

Decorative necklace of red Sardegna coral with natural features, Italy circa 1995

Genuine Italian Mediterranean corals inspire to this day by their wonderfully rich play of colors with a pronounced wealth of variants. 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 conservation, 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! This piece of orange red Mediterranean coral, so called Sardegna coral, is cut into small barrels, following its natural branch shape. Due to the rather large pieces of coral, the necklace is a magnificent sight. The hand cut elements are arranged in graduated, they become thicker towards the center and they show a moving surface with natural inclusions, small notches and natural cavities, which make it a real unique piece. The magnetic clasp made of matt silver makes it especially easy to put on.

In his story "The Leviathan," Joseph Roth describes the use of corals as talismans with a special protective function. In previous centuries, Mediterranean corals were supposed to help their wearers achieve greater beauty and at the same time protect them from the "evil eye". They were therefore lucky charms and at the same time protectors from the deep sea, which we encounter from time to time today and whose charm we cannot escape.

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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.