Vintage Hand Carved Angel Skin Coral Rose on Black Coral
A truly gorgeous and exceptional piece of jewelry. Likely one-of-a-kind.
Coral has been and continues to be highly prized in jewelry. Red Coral, Black Coral, Gold Coral, and Angel Skin Coral are perennial favorites. Here in Hawai'i we are fortunate to find all of these Corals, either proximate to our islands, or a bit further into the Pacific Ocean.
This is a beautifully executed pendant featuring two favorite Hawai'i Corals: Angel Skin and Black. The Angel Skin Coral has a beautiful Salmon-Pink Color which is very even across the hand carved Rose. The hand-carved Rose is beautifully executed and in fine detail. It is contrasted and further accented by having been mounted on a base of Black Coral. Gorgeous.
The pendant attaches to the chain with a 14K Yellow Gold Bail. The chain is a 14K Yellow Gold Curb Link Style and is both long and heavy. It measures 24" in length, and has a hefty weight of 5.11 grams. The pendant is prominent. The Black Coral Base measures 40mm x 21mm and the carved Angel Skin Coral measures 22mm x 17mm.
The pendant is in exceptionally good condition without any issues to note. We are told by the estate that it has been stored away for at least the last 20 years, which is easily believable. We date this pendant to the mid to latter 1960s,