Necklace of antique Mediterranean coral, newly strung, around 1900/2020
Did you know that multi-strand necklaces where you can twist the individual strands are called torsades? This term is derived from the French "torsadée", which means "twisted". The beauty of such torsades is that you can wear them with twisted strands as well as free. Thus, and can always result in a new image. This torsade is made of antique Italian Mediterranean coral from the Bay of Naples. The coral has a beautiful variety of colors, ranging from lighter to darker salmon tones. An antique gold and coral clasp holds the total of six strands together. Today's protected stocks of some coral species, as well as the skyrocketing demand for natural coral in recent years, make coral jewelry a sought-after treasure now more than ever.
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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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.