Rosso Corallo per Me

Vintage ring with coral in reddish gold, around 1960

Nana Mouskouri wished for "Rosso corallo per me" in a hit song from 1952. This expressive ring also dates from that time or only a little later. These were the years of the economic miracle, when the newly won prosperity made long-distance travel possible for large sections of the population for the first time. Italy in particular was the longing destination of the Germans - and among the indispensable souvenirs from the sunny south were pieces of jewellery made from the corals of the Mediterranean. This ring in light reddish gold pays homage to the beauty and richness of the sea with a polished coral bouton. The staging makes the coral the highlight of the ring. It shows a strong red colour as it is found especially around the Mediterranean island of Sardinia with the noble sea creatures. The wide ring band with its engraved pattern surrounds the coral with a sunlike glow. The beautiful ring is wonderfully preserved and ready to be worn again and admired. We discovered it here in Berlin.

Genuine Italian Mediterranean corals still inspire today with their wonderfully rich play of colors with a pronounced wealth of variations. From the creamy white of the Adriatic coral to the delicate pink of the angel's skin coral or Pelle d'Angelo to beautiful light and dark salmon red shades 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 jewellery, especially from the region around the Bay of Naples, enjoyed unprecedented popularity, particularly 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 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. Only antique pieces or corals from old stock come onto the market today - 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.