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Coral and Gold Long Chain Necklace


This hand-formed twisted gold chain, with its tightly interwoven links and intense cluster patterning, is punctuated by brightly-colored red coral beads in smooth cylinders and spheres. Light enough to wear it long, or double it asymmetrically to create a subtle and complex necklace for everyday elegance.

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Item #: CH-19394
Country: Italy
Circa: 1970s
Size: 40” length
Materials: 16 Cylindrical- and spherical-shaped red coral beads; 18K Gold

A center of goldsmithing for millennia, Italian chain-making is legendary. Known as the art of “maglia," Italian expertise in metal fiber arts has ranged from knitted and braided gold textiles to chain mail armor.