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Ancient Tibetan Heaven & Earth dZi Bead With Rare Bloodspots (ATiD-HE-032023)

Ancient Tibetan Heaven & Earth dZi Bead With Rare Bloodspots (ATiD-HE-032023)

This bead is adorned with the Heaven & Earth Motif. The Heaven & Earth Motif is believed to bring the balance of Ying and Yang. It helps to gain fortune and eliminate obstacles. Businessmen are particularly fond of this motif because it brings prosperity and wealth.

This bead measures 38.1 mm x 12.6 mm. It is an old bead, estimated to be between 500 to 800 years old.

This type of dZi is particular to the Himalayan regions of Tibet and Nepal. Tibetans adorn themselves with dZi to ward off evil and to bring health and prosperity.

The bead material is high quality natural agate.

This bead is in extremely good condition with minor weathering marks. The are no breaks, cracks, or repairs.

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.