Vintage Chalcedony & Carved Mediterranean Coral Necklace
Beautiful vintage Chalcedony and natural, untreated, Mediterranean Coral Necklace with a storied past. This necklace was part of an inherited estate and was lost for years amid jumbles of costume and other jewelry. For at least 50 years no one gave it a second glance. Until a few years ago one of the great-great grandchildren, who happened to be jewelry retailer, happened upon the box and began sorting through looking for old but collectible pieces of costume jewelry. When this piece fell into her hands, she knew she had found treasure in the attic.
This necklace could be antique Victorian. That's our suspicion, but we are unable to confirm that. What we know is that two generations of families have owned this piece so we're absolutely comfortable dating it as "Older Vintage."
The jewelry retailer held on to and enjoyed wearing the necklace for several years and during that time found it necessary to have it restrung in Sterling Silver with new clasp affixed. And suddenly, it was time to let it pass on.
Finding itself back in the marketplace, we are pleased to offer this beautiful Chalcedony and Coral Necklace. The string of faceted pale blue translucent Chalcedony have an average measure of 9mm. The rare Mediterranean Coral, very rare in this size, is expertly carved in a beautiful Rose Motif. It measures 33mm x 30mm - a LARGE piece of Mediterranean Coral. The necklace is 15.5 inches in length, but would be further lengthened by adding additional sterling snap rings as has been done previously. The necklace has a weight of 45 grams.
Necklace will be shipped in a new red leatherette presentation/storage box which replaces the worn original padded silk pouch in which it was found.