For centuries, coral was believed to protect the wearer, from evil, from sickness, and from pain. During the Georgian Era, coral was typically faceted 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 antique Arts and Crafts coral ring is a beautiful dark orange/red shade with three corals set in 800 silver. This ring is most likely German and was handcrafted around 1895 to 1905. It is a size 8.25 US and weighs 3.5 grams. Each of the three corals are oval and cabochon cut. The center coral is 8 x 6.4 x 2.1 mm. The ring face is 9.5 x 19.3 x 4.7 off the finger and the band width is 2.3 mm. It bears the silver purity hallmark, ‘800’.
Ward off evil and look devilishly good doing it with this lovely and versatile coral ring.