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Antique Double Heaven & Earth Motif Dzi Bead - Rare Qing Dynasty Chinese Dzi

Antique Double Heaven & Earth Motif Dzi Bead - Rare Qing Dynasty Chinese Dzi

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

This bead measures 59.4 mm x 13.0 mm. It is a rare Qing Dynasty Chinese Dzi. It is an old bead, estimated to be over 300 years old.

The bead material is high quality natural agate. The bloodspots on this dzi appear in the form of a mist.

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.

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