century brooch of carved coral lilies nestled among yellow gold chrysanthemum leaves set with old mine cut diamonds. The lily blossoms are carved from Mediterranean red coral, most likely from near Naples. Origin: probably France, ca.
Relic of a saintly age, a stone marker wears the outline of a Latin cross, carved more than a thousand years ago by Irish monks on a storm swept Skellig Michael. Skellig Michael is an island off the kerry coast of Ireland.