This is a beautiful 18k yellow gold coral nugget necklace with two Crownwork® finials and two amphoras on oxidized silver chain with lilypad clasp. Oxidized silver has a beautiful historic feel for jewelry ( think Austro-Hungarian empire ) and is a wonderful contrast to gold so for necklaces it looks rich and strong. When its oxidized really polished black, the stone pops with rich saturated color and look luxurious. The design inspiration for the finials are the Moores in Spain. It’s my translation of the columns in the Alluhumbra Palace. The design is a very old world form that fits jewelry perfectly and I use it in many configurations throughout the collection. The lilypad clasp is a way for me to finish a piece of jewelry with a personal design touch. The clasp is very safe and easy to open and close. Its something that shows the true nature of the piece being made by hand not manufactured.
Unlike most other gemstones which are of mineral origin, coral is organic, formed by living organisms. It forms from branching, antler-like structures created from coralpolyps in tropical and subtropical ocean waters. This is a beautiful colorful addition to your collection and you will not want to take it off. Coral is the traditional wedding anniversary present for 35 years.
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