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Vintage Round Double Wave Motif Dzi Bead with Black Bloodspots (TaD-V-S-DW-120623)

Vintage Round Double Wave Motif Dzi Bead with Black Bloodspots (TaD-V-S-DW-120623)

This bead is adorned with the Double Wave Motif. The Wave Motif is believed to bring never-ending success to its wearer. The wave motif may sometimes be interpreted as the Tiger Teeth Motif. The two motifs are very similar. Sometimes, they are distinguishable and sometimes they are difficult to tell apart.

This bead measures 18.6 mm x 15.1 mm. It is a vintage bead crafted in Taiwan in the 1980s.

The bead material is high quality natural agate. There are black bloodspots on this bead.

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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