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8" Red Cinnabar Wide Bangle Bracelet - 111-343

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111-343 - 8'' Red Cinnabar Wide Bangle Bracelet
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8" Red Cinnabar Wide Bangle Bracelet

A distinguished look replete with intricately carved designs. This bangle is crafted in the only factory that still uses the original manufacturing techniques dating back to the Han Dynasty. This bold design creates an intriguing look with endless fashion potential.

This bracelet is a 32mm piece of red cinnabar. It is embellished with a repeating Chinese symbol for longevity alternating between visually compelling line designs. The effect is bold, it's intense and above all timeless. Slide this bangle on in any combination with your choice of bracelets, and you will instantly make a unique statement that will transcend every look in your wardrobe with absolute finesse.

Each measures 8" and slides on to fit most wrists 7.5” or smaller. Includes pouch for safekeeping and travel.

Layer your look with the coordinating 8mm red bangles J318161 and with the coordinating 8mm black bangles J318162.

About the Creation of Cinnabar
Cinnabar is an ancient Chinese handicraft that dates back to the Song Dynasty and is often referred to as "lacquerware" and "China Red." Each bangle in this set is completely made by hand. It took the most skilled carvers over one year to produce the set.

The Cinnabar lacquer is created by combining the tree sap from a varnish tree. When the varnish tree is of appropriate size and age, slits are made in the tree to harvest the tree sap. The tree sap of a varnish tree is then mixed with pigments to create the bright red and black colors in this set.

This bangle is created in the traditional Chinese method which begins with a solid bangle core. At this point, a single layer of lacquer is applied to the core and left to dry. Upon drying, another layer of lacquer is applied to the bangle. This step is repeated sometimes over 500 times to achieve a desirable thickness to the bangle. The process of achieving this thickness takes often times well over one year to create as each layer must be completely dry before the next is applied.

After the bangle is of appropriate thickness, a skilled artisan can then meticulously carve them by hand. The tools used to carve cinnabar must be very sharp as cinnabar is very hard. If there are any mistakes made while carving, then the piece must be lacquered again to fill the mistake and carved again.

Part of the Far East Market Collection. Do not use jewelry cleaners to clean, use warm water. Put jewelry on last after hair products, make up and perfume. Freshwater cultured pearls may have pit marks. Size, color, and lengths may vary. Actual amount of freshwater cultured pearls may vary. All weights pertaining to diamond weights are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.

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