Antique Red Sea Black Coral from Yemen and Yemenite Silver Necklace (648)


This 21" necklace is composed of black coral beads from Yemen. Some of the beads have silver inlay, some are pure black coral. These beads were once part of a tasbih (a prayer beads strand). This kind of coral comes from the Red Sea. It is rare to come, and we are lucky to have come across them!

The coral beads range approximately 12-16mm in diameter. They are handmade, so no two are exactly alike,

The soft black of these beads is complimented by antique Yemenite silver beads. The silver beads are about 3x7-8mm

The necklace is finished with very old Yemenite silver end cones and an old clasp with an extension chain that allows for length adjustment from 21" to approximately 24".

Black coral is really hard to photograph, as almost nothing captures its true beauty. Photos are taken under different lights to show what it looks like under different conditions.

The beads are old, and some imperfections are inevitable. Please check the photos for detail.