These are large cinnamon red Cinnabar beads with very detailed carving. Added to the necklace are white bamboo coral saucers, rust mottled glass, large antique gold spacers which add contrast and increase the depth of the coloring of the cinnabar. I've finished off with a nice brass lobster clasp.
Length is 18 inches (45.72 cm)
True Cinnabar is no longer made because it is extremely dangerous due to the toxic Red Mercury Sulfide. In the modern jewelry industry, the toxic pigment is replaced by a resin-based polymer.