Pearl and coral effect four-strand necklace

    SKU: cmcj56780

    £135.00 Members' price *


    Four-strand beaded necklace, made from strands of alternating red and pink coral effect beads with real pearls, inspired by the exhibition Sicily: culture and conquest.

    This range of jewellery has been inspired by the natural coral which is sold commonly on the island of Sicily, as it occurs naturally in the surrounding waters.

    The origin of coral has been woven into legend for centuries: Ovid in his “Metamorphosis” and Pliny the older in his “Naturalis Historia” both attributed coral the same mythical genesis; the blood from Medusa’s terrible head, cut off by Perseus, dripped into the sea and turned into coral.

    With its warm and bright colour, its marine origins, its ambiguous nature, coral must have had a profound effect on the early Mediterranean peoples who started working and disseminating it throughout the world.

    The Mediterranean variety of coral, gathered in Italian waters (Calabria, Campania, Lazio, Tuscany, Liguria, Sicily and Sardinia) has a characteristic red colour and was the most commonly used in the 19th century.
    Exact designs may vary.


    Product code: cmcj56780
    Exhibition: Sicily: culture and conquest
    Details: Exclusive to the British Museum
    Material: 4 strands of artificial red (from dyed nacre) and pink (from resin) coral beads with real pearls and a gold plated magnetic ball clasp
    Size: 19inches with 9-10mm pearls
    Weight: 0.095kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

    This price is inclusive of VAT

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