Chicken-Blood stone is one of the most prized seal-engraving materials in China. In Chinese tradition, the color red is symbolic of good luck. Thus the Chinese give red seals, or chicken blood stone, to bless people for events such as marriages, birthdays, promotions, and success. It is considered a protection from evil and is believed to be even more powerful than jade.
The stone gets its name for its bright red color, resembling fresh chicken blood. The stone has eight basic colors, which blend or combine in different layers: red, black, white, yellow, green, blue, gray, and purple. It is primarily used in seal carving. Chicken-Blood stones are found in only two localities, Changhua and Balin, China.
Size: 1" x 1"(2.5cm x 2.5cm) Height 3 1/2"(9.0cm)
Material: Chicken Blood Stone
Storage/Gift Box: Brocade Silk Box (included)
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