Red coral and silver vintage necklace

This stunning graduated coral necklace, has been crafted from a strand of nineteen red coral beads from North Africa. These beautiful barrel shaped coral beads are alternated with twenty old filigree silver beads to create a fabulous necklace. This red coral and silver vintage necklace has also been strung in the traditional style with a black cotton cord. The red coral branches can reach a length of 10-12 inches and are usually only one colour, although they may exhibit several different shades of red. Red coral is formed in up to a depth of 250m off the coast of Morocco.  In sea water which needs to be calm, unpolluted and warm, with a high level of salinity.  Red coral has also long been prized for it's beauty and rarity and treasured as priceless family heirlooms. Jewellery conveyed status and wealth amongst the Berber people and pieces were passed down through generations. Silver was also believed to have protective powers and to ward off the evil eye. We choose jewellery because we have fallen in love with it.  Or because it will look perfect with the outfit we are planning to wear. There is rarely wrong jewellery, but some pieces are more suited to an outfit than others.  This beautiful vintage coral and silver necklace is a unique piece of tribal jewellery. It is guaranteed to make a statement whenever you wear it. This is a vintage piece of jewellery. There is some wear evident on the silver beads and red coral, which is consistent with age. In addition, we also have another gorgeous red coral necklace you may like to look at.

Weight:

287grams

Length:

76cm

$450.00

1 in stock