AUD $380.00
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Antique Coral & Turquoise Necklace.

 Sorry, this delicious necklace is no longer available. However a similar one could probably be made up to order.

This warm necklace combines recycled  genuine old Red Coral, retrieved from Pakistan and Northern India, with some darkly veined, rich Turquoise and handmade sterling silver beads.

This delightfully mid/dark coloured old Red Coral is becoming rare and is now hard to get, we've been very lucky sourcing what we have. And these pieces have been selected trying to match size, shape, colour and grain, without becoming too slavish over it, as then the necklace can lose its life and become boring (and because these are old hard to get pieces not mass produced uniformity.)

The five central Corals are quite large, normally I'd use one or two this size as features in the centre of a necklace. I specifically chose these small round Turquoise beads to enhance both the age and colour of the Red Coral pieces.

This colour combination is traditional, worn both for protection against Demons and to enervate the blood.

I've used durable multi stranded Tiger Tail for the central threaded section, which is the strongest I can get, however DON'T stretch or scrunch it as you can irrepairably kink it if you do.

I haven't oxidized/darkened the sterling silver chain to age it, but later as it darkens it will respond well to a gentle polishing lengthwise with a dry "Silver Polishing Cloth" but don't stretch it by rubbing too hard. I'd be selective polishing the beads as you don't want to remove all the age. (for this reason and to protect the stones avoid liquid cleaners!)

Age: Contemporary using antique and older pieces.

Size: L 490 mm x W 10 mm.

Weight: 24 grams.