Cinnebar and Sterling Silver | Earrings
Classical Chinese Cinnebar.
In Imperial China, lacquers were revered due to the time and superior craftsmanship required to produce items from cinnebar. The lacquer is created from the sap of a native Chinese tree, Rhus Verniciflua. What a beautiful color. We have seen it on small boxes, and I was happy to find these beads. A fashion color these days.