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Antique Nine Eye Motif Dzi Bead With Bloodspots (TiD-Ant-NE-EB-3-052023)

Antique Nine Eye Motif Dzi Bead With Bloodspots (TiD-Ant-NE-EB-3-052023)

This bead is adorned with the Nine Eye Motif. The Nine Eye Motif is the King of all Motifs. It is believed to be the most powerful of all dzi beads. It is the favorite dzi motif of businessmen in Asia because it ushers in wealth.

This bead measures 56.5 mm x 12.1 mm. It is an old bead, estimated to be between 200 to 500 years old.

The bead material is high quality natural agate.

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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