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Cinnabar

Cinnabar
THIS CINNABAR IS A RESIN AND IS NON-TOXIC!!

Cinnabar is a beautiful bright red, orange red or brick red mineral that is sometimes known as vermilion. In ancient times cinnabar was ground into a powder and used as a pigment for art and decoration and in cosmetics. Cinnabar is still used in artists’ paints today.

It’s a mercury ore and most of the world’s mercury supply is obtained from cinnabar. Mercury and mercury compounds are toxic to humans.

THIS CINNABAR IS A RESIN AND IS NON-TOXIC!!
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These cinnabar beads and pendants are made in China and are carved in the same designs for centuries. They are a resin and the color is permanent. The mineral cinnabar is toxic and not used for jewelry.