Antique Coral Bracelet
Coral jewelry dates back to the Egyptians who would place it in tombs to ward off evil spirits in the afterworld. Greek mythology tells of the blood of Medusa turning the coral reefs red. Romans would tie coral around their children’s necks as protection from danger. This tradition was revived in the Victorian era, due in part to the Etruscan revival and the Grand Tours of Europe.
This is a very special antique coral gate link bracelet with gold-fill clasp from the Victorian era. The articulated strap secures with a clasp under the oval coral cabochon medallion, which is framed with rounded and carved coral. The bracelet is seven inches.