Pearl with coral necklace

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A one strand pearl necklace featuring oval white pearls and a central coral gemstone.

This collection has been designed exclusively for the British Museum by Caroline Haelterman from the Real Pearl Company. Extensively researching ancient Roman gemstone jewellery, the range has been inspired by the intricate jewellery discovered by archaeologists.

In ancient Rome, coral pendants (as featured here) were given to children to protect them from danger and sickness. When worn on the neck of a woman, they believed coral could protect against infertility. Other credits given to the gemstone were described by the Roman author Pliny the Elder and involved protection against being struck by lightning as well as to still temptresses.

The pearls used here are of the freshwater cultured variety. The beads are hand knotted on silk thread with a steel magnetic ball clasp for closure.

  • Product Code: CMCN446650
  • Size: Approx. 16 inches long, 1cm wide
  • Exhibition: Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Material: Oval white pearls, coral gesmtone, silk thread, steel clasp
  • Illustrations: Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Details: Gift-boxed. Magnetic steel ball closure. Made by Real Pearl Company.

A one strand pearl necklace featuring oval white pearls and a central coral gemstone.

This collection has been designed exclusively for the British Museum by Caroline Haelterman from the Real Pearl Company. Extensively researching ancient Roman gemstone jewellery, the range has been inspired by the intricate jewellery discovered by archaeologists.

In ancient Rome, coral pendants (as featured here) were given to children to protect them from danger and sickness. When worn on the neck of a woman, they believed coral could protect against infertility. Other credits given to the gemstone were described by the Roman author Pliny the Elder and involved protection against being struck by lightning as well as to still temptresses.

The pearls used here are of the freshwater cultured variety. The beads are hand knotted on silk thread with a steel magnetic ball clasp for closure.

  • Product Code: CMCN446650