This black coral and pearl brooch uses natural materials to create dramatic, surreal beauty. The "V" shaped piece of glossy jet-black coral has a creamy cultured pearl nestled in its fork. The back of the brooch has a long pin with a safety clasp. Light weight and ideal for wear on knits or scarves. Circa 1950.
Black corals, otherwise known as antipatharians or thorn corals, are an order of soft deep-water corals. These corals can be recognized by their jet-black or dark brown chitin skeletons.
At GSL we do not buy or sell any coral that dates after 1950, we do not support the destruction of our coral reefs. Love the planet buy Vintage and Antique.
Details.....The brooch measures 2.62" by 0.97". The pearl is 6.5mm. In Very Good Vintage Condition. You should always expect some wear on vintage and antique jewels, we consider it part of the charm.