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Impressive, large necklace of antique coral in torsade form, circa 1890/2019

Did you know that multi-strand necklaces, where you can twist the individual strands together, are called torsades? This term is derived from the French "torsadée", which means "twisted". The beauty of such twisted torsades is that you can wear them with intertwined strands as well as untwisted and free. Thus, a new picture can and should always arise. The torsade here is made of genuine antique Mediterranean coral, which has been cut into countless small spheres and individual drums. This precious coral, called "Sardegna coral" after the place of its occurrence, inspires by its wonderfully rich colour. They are antique corals of the late 19th century, which convince by their intensive colourfulness and a deep red in numerous shades. The pearls match beautifully in size, shape and hue, so much so that our goldsmith has used them to recreate the present necklace with its modern clasp. The clasp made of yellow gold holds the ten newly strung strands of antique coral securely together. A wonderful piece of jewellery made from the most beautiful materials.

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. The stocks of some coral species, which are now under nature conservation, as well as the demand for natural corals, which has increased dramatically in recent years, make coral jewellery a sought-after treasure today more than ever. Today, experts are already talking about the "diamond of the future" as far as the value of Mediterranean corals is concerned. Today, almost only antique pieces or corals from old stocks come onto the market - the quantity is therefore limited and finite. So the value of corals can only increase!

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You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

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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.