Vintage Carved Red Coral Beaded Necklace
Vintage coral necklace. The beads are hand drilled and vary in color from pink to angel skin white. All natural. These beads were hand carved into the shape of tulip flowers.
Measures 16" long. Beads measure roughly 1/4" long and 1/8" wide. Two necklaces came from the same estate with this type of bead. This is the shorter necklace with smaller beads. Weight: 12 grams. Clasp is original as are the end beads that appear to be glass. Beads need cleaning.
These beads were part an estate find that I bought many years ago. They were string on stiff wire and I had always intended to restring them and never got around to it until now. The clasp is costume grade to help keep these affordable.
This type of coral is illegal to harvest now. Once the vintage coral has all been found and collected, there will be no more.