Coral was a material often worn by children, and this cross is petite so I wonder if it was part of a Victorian kid's getup? It's very simple, with minimal (but real) 14k gold findings. The coral is cut to nestle together in a cross shape, and it dates from the mid 19th century.
coral, 14k gold findings (untested), 14k gold chain
c. 1850 cross, new chain
1 3/8" tall, 7/8" wide. 18" new gold chain.
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1837 — 1901
An amulet is a personal ornament that protects the wearer from adversity, misfortune, illness, and even death.
Coral jewelry has been worn as an amulet of protection against ailments and danger since ancient Rome.
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