Victorian Gold-Filled Hand Carved Coral Good Luck Multi Charm Necklace
A Figa is a symbol worn around the world to attract good luck to the person wearing it. It is depicted by a single clenched fist, and is often crafted in metal, wood, stone or ivory. The Figa is traditionally thought to bring good luck only if it is given as a gift.
This coral multi-amulet pendant necklace from the late Victorian (ca1900) era is a wonderful example of a traditional Figa motif! This gorgeous collection is comprised of six hanging charms hand carved from vibrant natural coral and fitted with gold-filled findings. The sextet of coral charms consists of two strawberries of different sizes, a realistic pig, a figa, a simple bead and an elongated shape with two feathers at the bottom. The collection hangs from a large gold-filled spring clasp, which allows you to add or remove a charm, and attaches to a long gold-filled chain. The long chain is comprised of two different but complimentary Victorian era gold-filled watch chains, one slightly more ornate than the other, and connecting at a swivel watch clasp. The carved coral charms have wonderful 3-dimensional detail, and they each dangle freely from the base, adding lovely movement when worn. This fantastic piece is perfect for any coral lover, and would look beautiful worn alone or grouped with other charms!
Measurements: The chain measures 30" in total length. The entire multi-charm pendant hangs 2 1/4" long, including the gold-filled spring clasp at the top. Each charm varies in shape and size, with the largest measuring 1 1/2" long, and the smallest measuring 1/2" long.
Condition: The overall condition of the coral charm pendant necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the carved coral pieces or to the gold-filled findings, clasps and chains, all of which are secure and intact.