Red and Black Cinnabar Necklace – 23"
Cinnabar – a great looking 23" necklace of beautifully carved red and black cinnabar beads with a hook and eye closure. They stand out for a pretty and unusual look. A bright and smart looking necklace on that specially sharp dresser.
Cinnabar beads, carved lacquer ware, round and oval hand carved shapes. Sometimes used as an alternative to coral. The rich, red color is softened, appearing more feminine with detailed carvings on each bead. Ruby Lane does not allow us to sell the "real thing" because of the mercury in the red paint. I am not aware of the full composition.
The round beads range from 6 mm to 16 mm. he oval beads from 9 mm x 15 mm to 15 mm x 25 mm.