Vintage 14K Gold & Angel Skin Coral Carved Shou Bead 34 Necklace. Gorgeous Angel Skin Coral Bead Necklace featuring large barrel shaped carved Shou beads. Individually knotted with 14K Yellow Gold spacer beads. The true color is hard to accurately capture in the photos but the color is stunning and indicative of high-quality.Angel skin coral is a Pink Coral and is from the Red Coral family. It is considered of the most precious and valuable coral there is. So, in a nut shell, its not only a fabulous piece of fine jewelry, it is a great investment. This claspless Over-the-Head style Necklace is a VERY wearable and generous length of 34 Inches, with a whopping weight of 87 grams!! The round beads are a perfect size at approx.
8.5mm and the carved shou beads are approx. Note that the barrel-shaped carved Shou Dragon beads are not only stunning and interesting to look at, they are getting harder and harder to find on the secondary market. The work that goes into carving these labor intensive little works of art is tremendous, and a testament to the expert carving skills of the master carvers that made them.
Due to the value of genuine angel skin coral, only the skilled and master carvers would attempt carving these beads for fear of cracking or chipping them. These carved beads are commonly referred to as Shou Dragon Longevity Beads or Carved Imperial Court Beads and the carvings symbolize longevity. These carved beads would be worn by the Emperor and his court, and one could determine the status of the wearer based upon the color of the beads.
Beads are 8.5mm; carved beads are 20mm L. NEW FINE PRINT AS OF JULY 2018.All sales will be Final. Of course, I stand behind my merchandise. As as hard as I try to describe any flaw, if I have overlooked something I will work diligently with you to rectify so you are happy in the end. _gsrx_vers_1247 GS 8.2 (1247). The item "Vintage 14K Gold & Angel Skin Coral Carved Shou Bead 34 Necklace" is in sale since Thursday, November 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "thedealhuntress" and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.