Museum Quality Maireener Shell and Coral Ceremonial Necklace Designer Jewelry. > Stunningly gorgeous Antique Tasmanian Maireener shell and coral necklace. This beauty is fashioned like a tribal wedding necklace in that it has multiple pieces dangling for movement. The Maireener shell is highly prized by the Aboriginal people for its spectacular iridescent color, much like an opal with flashes of green and pink. This necklace is in excellent condition with no missing bits or broken shells. The construction is very intricate as each maireener shell is threaded with a head pin and fastened to an adjoining link. The branch coral pieces are threaded in triplets and attached at 1 intervals giving the piece added interest and contrasting color. The overall length when laid out end to end is 15 1/4 but it can easily be lengthened with the addition of a bit of chain on the back. The antique links resemble a double hook and eye design. The links are constructed of some sort of copper colored metal that has some oxidation to it which is indicative of age. This is an amazing piece of history. No doubt made for and worn at a significant ceremony. Dates to the late 1800’s. Please see my OTHER AUCTIONS this week for some incredible vintage and designer jewelry , antiques, Chinese items and fresh estate finds. Good Luck and thanks for looking! The item “Extremely RARE Antique Victorian Tasmanian Maireener Shell & Red Coral Necklace” is in sale since Tuesday, December 27, 2016. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Other Vintage Ethnic Jewelry”. The seller is “dejavuantiques” and is located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, ZA, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, PH, SG, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, BR, CL, CO, CR, PA, TT, GT, HN, JM.
- Jewelry Type: Necklace, Pendant
- Metal: Mixed Metals
- Main Stone: Coral and Shell
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Australia