This pineapple coral necklace was purchased in London at an early morning market event, and I was so pleased to bring her home as a treasured addition to my collection. The carving is an exceptional hand-scored pineapple example with gold faceted finial edges and dates to the mid to late 19th century. This necklace is simply excellent and would be right at home in any collection.
Materials and Features:
Carved coral, 9ct gold [determined by acid test]
Weight: 13.9 grams
Dimensions: Approximately 15.25” long
Condition: Overall very good condition. The coral is expertly carved, with each piece being slightly different. There are some slight inclusions on some of the coral pieces as well as some tarnish to the gold. The clasp is fully functional and easy to use. The necklace falls beautifully on the neck, while having wonderful movement.
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Victorian Carved Coral and 9ct Gold Necklace