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Antique Double Bat & Two Eye Motif Dzi Bead with Rare Bloodspots

Antique Double Bat & Two Eye Motif Dzi Bead with Rare Bloodspots

This bead is adorned with the Double Bat & Two Eye Motif. The Bat Motif (蝠) is a symbol of the coming of all things auspicious. The Chinese character 蝠 , or bat, has the same phonetic sound as 福 which means Blessing. Its wearer would be granted uncountable blessings. The Two Eye Motif is believed to bring good relations both at home and at the workplace. It enables harmony between husband and wife, and it enables harmony amongst co-workers. It is the favorite motif for office managers.

This bead measures 29.3 mm x 111.0 mm. It is an old bead, estimated to be between 200 to 300 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.