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Italian Red Coral Horn Beads

Italian Red Coral Horn Beads All Natural Cornicello (2)


2- Italian dark red coral horn pendants. They are amulets of ancient origin worn to protect against the evil eye, in Italian cornuto, corno, or cornicello.  Corno means "horn" and cornicello means "little horn" -- these names refer to a long, gently twisted horn-shaped amulet. These have a hole drilled through the top. They are solid red and have been polished to a shiny finish. They are all natural and you can see some of the pits and color variations that occur in red coral. They average 1 inch in length and the top is approximately 4mm in diameter.

  • These beads have not been dyed, and are not bamboo
  • Wouldn't they make a great pair of earrings!
  • 2 Pendants in each order
  • Circa 1960's
  • Average Size: 1 inch

Vintage Rare - This type of coral had been over mined so is very rarely in the market today. We are coral specialists and have much more coral for sale.

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