Rare Russian Carved Coral & Gold Necklace

A beautiful Romanov-era necklace designed as nineteen alternating coral and gold pear-shaped links attached by a series of gold rings to a gold chain above. The gold chain prevents the necklace from twisting when worn. The attractive Black Sea coral is light pink to orange. Connected to an original gold link back chain.

St. Petersburg, 1908-17

17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm.) long; each coral link: 1/2 x 1/4 in. (1.3 x . 6 cm.); backchain measures 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) long.