Vintage coral necklace. The beads are hand drilled and are the earliest strand of the estate lot that I purchased. The beads are evenly colored, well matched and have a lovely warm patina from age. All natural.
Measures 17" long. Beads are graduated in size from 3 mm in diameter to 7 mm in diameter. Weight: 11 grams.
These beads were part of a lot of 7 strands on silk that I bought many years ago. 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.