An Italian Red Coral Necklace is a magnificent piece of jewelry that comes in various shades or red. Some beads are a deep cranberry or dark cherry and others have a pale or bright orange color. Typically, the beads are round or square and are available in various sizes from pea size to the size of an acorn. These naturally colored beads also have distinct patterns and veins. The chains can range from choker style to sixteen inches or longer. Often, they are fastened with a gold or silver secure barrel clasp or safety latch. People frequently pair them with matching earrings, bracelets and rings. These brightly colored and highly polished necklaces are sure to be a conversation piece and seem to glow against clothing and skin when worn. Red coral is no longer being harvested, so the prices tend to be high for these antique necklaces.