Antique Red Mediterranean Coral and Silver Amulets Necklace from Yemen YMS3


This is an original antique choker necklace from Yemen. Its age is not known exactly, but it is likely from the early to mid-1900s.

The necklace is 16" long without the pendant, the pendant adds about 2" more. It is made of antique natural Mediterranean coral (not dyed), and carries 7 silver amulets. The 6 smaller amulets are with traditional dangles, and appear to be stylized hamsas, 35x20mm. The main pendant of filigree silver is 43mm in diameter, not including bail. The necklace has original stringing and a traditional simple S-hook.

The coral beads graduate from about 8 to 4mm.

This traditional necklace is in its original form, typical for Yemenite silver and coral necklaces from the early to mid-last century.