This Coral originally came from the Ukraine, where it is part of the traditional costume. (google for examples: Ukrainian antique coral necklaces dukach). Some information on the materials used. Silk thread with its good tensile strength and little stretch, therefore suitable for knotting, has been the traditional beading material in the production of necklaces for centuries. The thread used is produced by GRIFFIN GmbH, operational since 1866, and only uses high-grade filament of the silk cocoon.
Bell Caps have been the classic and most popular terminators used for quality continental jewellery for centuries. Coral jewellery is made from the hardskeleton of red coral branches. It isnaturally matte, but can be polished to a glassy shine. It comes in a range from pale pink to deepred. Coral jewellery has been found in ancient Egypt and in prehistoric European burial sites.
In England it was especially popular during the Victorian age. Coral features in the traditional costumes of History of Trade in Coral : Around 1100 there was significant trade incoral between the Mediterranean and India, where it washighly prized as a substance endowed with mysterious sacred properties. The Gauls used it for theornamentation of their weapons and helmets. The Romans hung branches of coral around children's necksto preserve them from danger and believed it to cure wounds made by snakes andscorpions and diagnose diseases by changing colour. In Italy it offers protection from the evil eye, andis worn by women as a cure for infertility.
The belief in Coral's potency continued throughout the Middle Ages into the 20th century. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "feiaa" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.