Cinnabar (toxic material )

The Cinnabar has a big and confused history. It´s been used since prehistory like a pigment. Also was used for to take the mercury,( in Almadén since 400 years b.C.) In the midle age was used for the alquimists. In China was very appreciated like a material for to do small objects. More actually has been cut in Italy. The Almadén mines, in Ciudad Real, has been the most famous mines in the world. MORE INFO


The next gems are not available for to buy, just to see.

Cinnabar C. Real
Oval cab.
Size:13x10mm
Weight: 6.05ct.
Treatment: none.
Price:
Ref: 491  On display in the museum,

 

Cinnabar C. Real
Cab navette.
Size: 67x45mm.
Weight: 64,45ct.
Treatment: none.
Price:
Ref.T111 On display in the museum,

 

Cinnabar C. Real
Cab oval.
Size: 22x9mm.
Weight: 12,15ct.
Treatment: none.
Price:
Ref.525  On display in the museum,


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