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Antique Six Eye Motif Dzi Bead with Bloodspots (AntD-B-SiE-112623)

Antique Six Eye Motif Dzi Bead with Bloodspots (AntD-B-SiE-112623)

This bead is adorned with the Six Eye Motif. The Six Eye Motif is believed to improve the physiological functions, release from the sufferings (Samsara), and remove impending misfortunes.

This bead measures 47.1 mm x 12.5 mm. It is an old bead, estimated to be between 200 to 500 years old.

The color of the bloodspots on this dzi is a perfect vermillion.

The bead material is high quality natural agate.

This piece 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.

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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