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New Double Longevity Motif Dzi Bead with Bloodspots (1)

New Double Tortoise Shell Motif Dzi Bead with Bloodspots (1)

This bead is adorned with the Double Tortoise Shell Motif. The Tortoise Shell Motif Dzi is also known as the Longevity Bead. It is believed to bring good health and longevity to its wearer.

This bead measures 58.1 mm x 13.1 mm. This bead is newly crafted within the last 20 years. It is NOT an antique bead.

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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