For centuries, coral was believed to protect the wearer, from evil, from sickness, and from pain. It’s been used decoratively since classical times. During the Georgian Era, coral was typically filed smooth and strung onto a necklace. Children of means would often wear a coral necklace, given to them from a loved one, to keep them safe. Of course, coral, especially red coral – the rarest and most expensive – was also fashionable. Jane Harley, the Countess of Oxford, wore a string of red coral around her neck. It was in vogue for the rich and the powerful. And honestly, I’m not convinced it ever went out of style.
This Victorian era, antique silver coral and glass ring was handcrafted in Austro-Hungary around 1890. A beautiful oval cabochon coral sits at the center of a halo of color matched red glass, set in silver. The oval ring face measures 18.2 x 14 x 7.7 mm off the finger. This ring is a size 7.75 and it weighs 4.4 grams. In traditional Austro-Hungarian fashion, this ring is 360 degrees of style! The back of the ring face is engraved with a floral motif and the band features engraving work all the way around. There are no marks and it has been acid tested.
This is a gorgeous find! Bright in color and bold in design, it’s perfect for that finger of yours.
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