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This is a full string of excellent quality, striking red, genuine Cinnabar beads bearing the Chinese symbol for Eternity. The colour reminds me of the spice market in Marrakesh. I bought them from a local jeweller in a little Yorkshire market town near my home and have too many so want to destash. They are new and unused. I have more than one string so please convo me if you want more. I am also willing to split the string and sell these beads individually, but shipping costs might make this less feesible for you (The beads run at £0.50 each plus shipping - an absolute bargain price for this quality.)

These beads are fabulous for your summer jewelry collection. They are heavy and hang beautifully. I have used them with bronze chain, antique gold chain, a variety of semi precious beads and silver - they look good with all the above and as a full chunky necklace or as a focal bead or pendant.

Being genuine (not just made from tree sap), these Cinnabar beads have a wood core - taken from the Cinnabar tree. The outside is covered with a special resin that is lacquered then carved. In days gone by, the lacquer would contain harmful substances such as mercury and the carving was done by hand. Modern day Cinnabar contains no such harmful substances and the carving is done by machine. There are still variations in the quality of the carving on some beads you might see out there, but on all of these beads, the carving is precise, deep cut and perfect, as can be seen in the photos. So when you see other 'Cinnabar' beads that say made from the sap of the Cinnabar tree, these are not genuine Cinnabar, like the ones I have for sale here.

String of 18 Large, Genuine Cinnabar Beads - 25 x 20mm


  • Material: new genuine cinnabar
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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