Monday, December 18, 2006


A necklace of ancient agates, carnelians, turquoise, lapis and gold.

Monday, December 11, 2006



Ancient Decorated Agate with Eye (Pyu Civilisation, Burma) 


Ancient Decorated Agate (Pyu Civilisation, Burma) 


Ancient Decorated Agate (Pyu Civilisation, Burma) 

Ancient Decorated Agate (Pyu Civilisation, Burma)

An imitation two eyed dZi, flanked by imitation Tiger dZi. All beads are made from plastic and sourced in Nepal. All of them have a metal core to create the illusion that they are much heavier. The two eyed bead measures 40.46 mm x 11.05 mm


New Pumtek from Burma. Beads created in the last 20 years to copy the ancient decorated Pumtek. 


Ancient Agate Bead 


Ancient Agate Bead 


Ancient Agate with numerous blood spots (cinnibar) that are thought to be iron oxide inclusions. 

Monday, December 04, 2006



Beautiful old Bodhiseed Mala. 


Ancient Agate Bead 


Old Carnelian beads (Possibly ancient) strung with old Green Jasper (possibly ancient) beads. 


Antique Tibetan Turquoise. 


Antique Turquoise Beads 

Large Ancient Bhaisajyaguru Bead 


Small Ancient Three Eyed dZi 


Large Ancient Bhaisajyaguru Bead 


Small Ancient Three Eyed dZi 


Ancient Bhaisajyaguru Bead 


Ancient Red & Green Jasper Beads. Sourced in Nepal 

Ancient Two Eyed dZi


Ancient Four Striped Chung dZi 


Antique Tibetan Turquoise Bead 

Ancient agate eye bead.


Antique Tibetan Turquoise Bead 

Ancient agate eye bead.

Natural  Coral


Natural Red Coral 

Two Eyed dZi with unique crystalline inclusion.

Friday, October 20, 2006



Tibetan Woman from Southern Tibet wearing a stunning headdress adorned with freshwater pearls and coral. (Early 1920's) 

Very sacred Stupa (Tibetan: Chorten) that contains precious relics of Kagyu lineage masters. On the outside we can see huge amber, turquoise, coral and dZi which shows just how much these beads are prized. This photo was taken in the early 1970's and the Stupa is housed in Rumtek Monastery, India.


Antique turquoise earrings and a stunning Tibetan Gau, strung with dZi, coral and pearl. 

Thursday, October 19, 2006



Natural Red Coral Mala 


Natural Red Coral Mala. 


Ancient Two Eyed dZi 


Ancient Two Eyed dZi. 3.45 cm x 1.2 cm 


Ancient Two Eyed dZi. 3.45 cm x 1.2 cm 


Ancient Chung dZi with Four Stripes 


Ancient Decorated Carnelian Bead. Sourced in the Himlayan Kingdom of Nepal. 


Ancient Decorated Carnelian Bead. 19.03 mm x 13.50 mm 


Ancient Decorated Carnelian Bead. 16.19 mm x 13.05 

Wednesday, October 18, 2006



Ancient Bow Shaped Chung dZi 


Ancient Bow Shaped Chung dZi 


Ancient Bow Shaped Chung dZi 


Ancient Bow Shaped Chung dZi (3.6 cm x 1.1 cm)


Antique Tibetan turquoise bead. 


Ancient agate bead with triangular eye. Sourced in Northern India. 

Old Stone bead (possibly ancient) sourced in Northern India. 


Old round stone bead sourced in Himachal Pradesh (Northern India). Similar in appearance to the ancient agate Bhaisajyaguru beads. 15.62 mm x 16.74 mm