This finely crafted Italian torsade style d necklace features 10 strands of
natural deep Sciacca Coral beads, and can be compared with the color depth of
red sockeye smoked salmon.
being antique, are hand carved and not machine rounded.
is made by matching 4 mm beads.
a newer 18K gold It closes with a tongue-in groove, snap-in closure.
length is 42 cm without the clasp, 44 cm with it. Weight is 106 grams.
excellent antique condition, with absolutely no damage to note to the
CORAL: The famous sub-fossile coral discovered along Sicilian coasts in the
Mediterranean in year 1875. Big quantities were found until 1900. Sciacca is
very probably a huge colony of red coral that was covered by mud for many
centuries and so it did not decompose and was not attached by enemies, moreover
the mud changed the colour transforming it from red to orange sometimes brown.
Sciacca is not in commerce anymore, often it is possible to admire this coral
in Museums and among the jewels of rich Italian families. Nowadays it is just
possible to buy antique Jewels made with this precious coral
necklace comes with a certificate (issued by a qualified appraiser) attesting
it is natural Corallium Rubrum, a species not protected by CITES convention.
Therefore shipping is available worldwide
the certificate could be sent upon request