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Ancient Double Mountain Motif Tso Dzi - 山形措思天珠

Ancient Double Mountain Motif Tso Dzi - 山形措思天珠

This piece is adorned with the Double Mountain motif. The Mountain Motif is believed to aid the wearer in all endeavors. The mountain is a symbol of support.

This particular piece measures 40.4 mm x 10.5 mm. This piece is an old bead, estimated to be over 2000 years old.

The bead material is high quality natural agate. This bead has both bloodspot inclusions and crystalline inclusions.

This piece is in excellent condition. There are no cracks on this bead. As with all antique dzi beads, weathering marks and minor digs are all part of its beauty.

Bloodspot (Cinnabar Dot) info:

Cinnabar dots are also known as "bloodspots" or "硃砂" in Chinese. They occur when mercury and sulfur are present when the agate was formed. Mercuric sulfide (or cinnabar) is obtained when mercury reacts with sulfur. In its purest form, the color is a deep red. In fact, it is how vermilion pigment is made. However, it is difficult and rare to find it in its purest form in agate. The purest form, used to make vermillion, is usually obtained in labs where conditions can be controlled. In nature, there is usually other material present thus giving it slight variations in its redness.