Flat Oval Red Cinnabar Bead (2)

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Bead features nice carvings both sides.  such a beautiful red colour - really goes well with black, gold, turquoise, chocolate brown - so many wonderful combinations!  These ovals are a great shape for a lovely pair of earrings!

Measurements:  23mm long by 15mm wide, by 7mm thick with a threading hole of about 1.5-2mm

Quantity per pack:  2 beads

Centuries ago, people became very ill from making/wearing cinnabar due to it's mercury content! Today's cinnabar is most probably made from resin - sometimes still hand carved, and totally safe to wear.