Flat Oval Red Cinnabar Bead (2)
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.