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Antique Tiger Tooth Motif Dzi Bead With Bloodspots (Ant-S-B-TT-030624)

Antique Tiger Tooth Motif Dzi Bead With Bloodspots (Ant-S-B-TT-030624)

This bead is adorned with the Tiger Tooth Motif. The Tiger Tooth Motif is believed to bring strength and courage. It is sometimes interpreted as the Tasso, Horse Tooth, or Wave Motifs.

This bead measures 21.8 mm x 12.8 mm. It is an old bead, estimated to be between 300 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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