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Black Cinnabar Disc and Red Carnelian Bead Earrings

$31.50 Member Price
Round black disc cinnabar and red carnelian bead earrings with gold-plated wires and spacer bead accents. Drop measures approximately 1 3/4". Handcrafted in NYC. Layers and layers of cinnabar lacquer are applied to carved wooden beads to create these lovely designs. Cinnabar is an ancient mineral that was first mentioned nearly 10,000 years ago. It was believed back then to have mystical, magical powers that could increase longevity.