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Victorian Salmon Coral Low Karat Gold Six Strand Festoon Necklace

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Strands: Jewels: Pre 1920: Item # 1305346
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Stunning antique circa 1900 Victorian or Edwardian draped bib necklace with six strands of natural untreated undyed salmon angel skin coral beads with low karat gold stations set with tiny half pearls, and a low karat gold pin slide clasp. The mountings test positive for low karat gold, possibly 9K or lower. It has been professionally restrung on very fine soft flex wire. The new end pieces at the clasp are gold filled. It weighs 72 grams. The beads are 4mm to 4.5mm. Wearable length is 15 to 15 1/4 inches on the inside strand. It drops about 1 1/2 inches at the widest parts. Excellent condition. The strands thread through closed loops on the backs of the pearl stations. One station had three open loops that needed to be reinforced for security when the necklace was restrung (pictured). All is now completely secure and tight. Display form is life size. Photos enlarged to show detail.