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Dzi Beads

Dzi Beads

西 藏 正 宗 古 天 珠

Tibetan Old Dzi Beads

Old Dzi beads being one of the more mysterious stone beads have many saying of it origins. In several Asian cultures it is considered to provide positive spiritual benefit and generally prized as protective amulets. It is often worn as part of a necklace or as a bracelet. In the olden days it is also grounded into powder and used in traditional medicine.

 

The most highly prized Dzi beads are those of ancient age, made of natural agate. Over the years, the design and formation of the beads remains as a mystery. The decorative symbols composed of circles, ovals, squares, waves, zig-zags, stripes, lines, diamonds, dots, and various other symbolic patterns. Colors mainly range from brown to black, with the pattern usually in ivory white. Dzi beads can appear in different colours, shapes, and sizes; the surface is usually smooth and waxy, from wear over a long period of time.

 

There are a few ways to spot an authentic top grade old Dzi bead. There should be cinnabar dots or “blood spots” in the white areas. This is highly desirable, but relatively rare. Another desirable effect is which the surface of the beads exhibits tiny circular “scaled” marks that resemble the scales of a fish or a snake. Finally the number of “eyes” on the bead. This circular designs are considered significant. The highest number of eyes an old Dzi bead can have is twelve. There is a symbolic meaning base on the number of eyes, arrangement and patterns on the bead. Because of this, old Dzi beads are always highly sought after by collectors.

6 Eyes Old Dzi Beads & 8 Lotus 4 Eyes Old Dzi Bead Necklace

5 Lines Old Choon See Bead Necklace

2 Eyes Old Dzi Bead Necklace

Big Sky & Earth 1 Eye Old Dzi Bead Necklace

Sky & Earth 1 Eye Old Dzi Bead

Old Black & White Bead

4 pc set Old Dzi Goat Eyes

Tiger Tooth Old Dzi Beads

2 Eyes Old Dzi Beads

Old Choon See Beads

2 Eyes Old Dzi Bead

Old Medicine Bead Bracelet

Old Boon Dzi Bead

Old Black & White Beads