Acquired from an Estate Sale. Authentic Antique Victorian three strand Graduated Coral Bead necklace in in overall good antique condition. Rarely found in a 3 strand necklace.Good sized graduated untreated Coral Beads with the largest measuring a diameter of approximately 9 mm's. And the smallest 5 mm's. Please note these beads are over 110 years old and will have commensurate age related surface wear to be seen.
As Coral is one of a few natural organic gemstones made up of calcium carbonate (as are pearls) some of the beads have natural marks and the beads although graduated are not all perfectly shaped. A few beads have some surface wear and dust has ingrained in these places. So they would benefit from a light clean.
I have shown the beads where this occurs in picture 5 (you can magnify this image). Gold clasp not tested, possibly 15 carat, at least 9 carat. There are some marks on the clasp, other wise closes securely. The coral beads are finished with metal balls , then attached to the clasp, probably gilt mix including brass.Length of each strand approximately 36 cm's, 39 cm's & 43 cm's. 14.25 inches, 15.4 inches & 17 inches.
Please see all the pictures for all the details. The item "Victorian 3 Strand Graduated Salmon Coral Bead Necklace Gold Clasp. 34.5 gs" is in sale since Thursday, April 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)".The seller is "a_very_vintage_affair" and is located in Shrewton. This item can be shipped worldwide.