This antique figa is carved from red coral and set in 18k yellow gold. Although there are many interpretations of the symbol, I have always associated it with protection, akin to averting the evil eye. This figa dates from circa 1890.
Details.....The chain is modern, 16" long and 14k yellow gold. The figa is natural coral with an 18k yellow gold sleeve and measures 2 cm long and 7.9mm wide at the fist. In Very good antique condition. You should always expect some wear on vintage and antique jewels, it is part of the charm.