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Antique One Eye & Mountain Motif Dzi Bead with Extreme Bloodspots (Ant-XB-OEM-090623)

Antique One Eye & Mountain Motif Dzi Bead with Extreme Bloodspots (Ant-XB-OEM-090623)

This bead is adorned with the One Eye & Mountain Motif. The One Eye & Mountain Motif is believed to give its wearer clear mental vision, and thus great wisdom. The wearer is further blessed with support for all endeavors as symbolized by the Mountain.

The bead measures 47.6 mm x 12.2mm. It is an old bead, estimated to be between 300 to 500 years old. The bloodspot inclusions on this bead appear in the form of dots on some parts of the bead, and appear in the form of reddish striations on other parts of the bead.

The bead 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 the beauty.

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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