Antique Red Coral Beaded Chandelier Necklace
This antique necklace came to me from Italy. One of my favorite pickers was vacationing there and found it at an antique event. The beads are all hand made and of red coral. The pearl clasp is 14k gold. I did not acid test the cone that holds the teardrop but it may be 14k as well. The drop is glued in place and there is visible old glue on the outer surface of the stone.
The necklace is 19" long and the chandelier area is 2 1/2" long by 2 1/4" wide.
It weighs 36 grams.
One of a kind piece. Clasp may be a replacement. Beads are strung on nylon and wire.