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Fine Long Necklace of Antique Natural Red Branch Coral

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Strands: Jewels: Pre 1900: Item # 400544





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Fine Long Necklace of Antique Natural Red Branch Coral

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Spezzati or branch coral, so beloved by the Victorians and Edwardians, is making fashion news again. Did you notice how many top designers' models wore branch coral necklaces in the recent runway shows? This is a particularly lush example of the form, beautifully vivid and bristling with branches.

To achieve this dramatic length, we actually had two shorter 19th century estate strands combined - retaining this wonderful old barrel clasp in beehive shape, although there's no need to open it. You'd have to look a long time for a spezzati necklace as spectacular as this one! This is good old Mediterranean stuff, harvested off Italy in the 19th century and earlier. Most newer coral is dyed. UPDATE: We recently added a bracelet that's a great match for the necklace. (To see it, just enter branch coral in the search box.) If interested in both pieces, let us know and we can work out special pricing.

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