Vintage Oxblood top red Red Coral Vintage Sardinian Coral, Gold Earrings, Milan Italy
Oxblood Red Coral Vintage Sardinian Coral, Earrings, Designed in Italy
Oxblood Red Coral - Please note that these are vintage earrings and have 14k clip-on backs which can be easily converted to Omega - lever-backs by having Omega or just posts added by any decent jeweler. 18k yellow gold. Extremely high quality designer vintage material, Milan,Italy.
In less than 3 years this type of coral will be so ultra expensive, beyond most peoples means, if not already. If we looked up the designer we could probably triple our price on these exquisite top-color coral earrings.
Sardinian Red Coral sells for over $1000.00 a gram in the industry to jewelers and that price is triple retail, rising daily due to destruction of habitat. These earrings are about 3.7 grams without the gold weight. So you are paying for less than the cost of the coral. These are from an estate in Virginia, definitely not from China, they are from Italy. They have tiny Italian Designer Hallmarks but we have not Identified them, your jeweler can use their equipment to do so easily.
We have lowered the price for you to convert to post and Omega backs from the clip on backs or use as they are your skilled jeweler can do it in gold for the amount we allowed. Very easy. But these are comfortable clips so there is really no need. Trade in the clip gold for a credit from your jeweler too.
The harvesting of this coral is extremely limited due to die off from climate change and illegal Chinese dredging.
This is the only true red coral. Ox blood coral like real ox blood has a strong reddish color with slight orangish huehence the name.
The brighter the red the better the quality, this is the finest available.
Tiffany & Co. no longer sells coral due to difficulty in obtaining material.
Bulgari, Gucci and other high end designers continue to sell Mediterranean coral but claim they are very strict about following the law when purchasing what little is available from reputable dealers on the market.
Growing in deep water and very low light the red coral grows less than a millimeter in diameter annually. Just these 15 mm earrings took about 20 years to reach this size.
Expect this coral to be as regulated as Ivory in the near future, so buy now or pay a fortune later if you can get it at all.
Each Cabochon is about 15mm by 7.5 mm (19mm diameter with gold) Using conversion charts these earrings have about 4 grams to 3.5 Grams of coral. So 3500.00 ro 4500.00 in wholesale coral without the beautiful yellow gold.