Slender Scarlet Cinnabar Bangle with Carved Meander

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A slender bangle of crimson cinnabar is carved with a crisp meander motif. Wear this brilliant bracelet with your bangle stack to add a slash of sultry scarlet. Please let us know if you think I should seek help for my alliteration addiction. Circa 1970.

Cinnabar is a toxic mercury sulfide mineral. Because of its bright red color, it has been used as a pigment and carved into jewelry and ornaments in many parts of the world for thousands of years. Is cinnabar dangerous to wear? Mercury is toxic. However, mineral experts argue that the mercury contained in cinnabar is not very bioavailable, meaning that it is hard for the mercury in cinnabar to be absorbed by the human body. If you choose to wear cinnabar jewelry, it is recommended that you do not heat it, wash in it, or sleep in it. Or eat it, I suppose.

Details.....The cinnabar bangle has a 2.57" diameter, and it measures 0.15" thick. It has an inner circumference of approximately 8". In Very Good Vintage Condition. You should always expect some wear on vintage and antique jewels; we consider it part of the charm.

Item #B2933