Saturday, January 31, 2009


© David Neviazsky 2009. Ancient decorated carnelian and agate beads sourced in Northern India. David Neviazsky collection.

© David Neviazsky 2009. Ancient decorated carnelian and agate beads sourced in Northern India. David Neviazsky collection.

© David Neviazsky 2009. Old Bodhiseed, antique red coral and ancient 
Chung dZi. David Neviazsky Collection.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Ancient banded agate bead. These bow shaped beads are also known as leech, wedge, wing and sometimes cattle-horn beads.

Monday, January 26, 2009


Ancient decorated carnelian beads.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Newly created agate eye bead (sourced from Thailand). 25.22 mm diamater

Large ancient agate bead with natural cavity. 53.13 mm x 33.65 mm

Large ancient stone bead 43.82 mm x 31.32 mm

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Ancient cone shaped decorated carnelian bead. Displays four eyes or dots.

Various ancient stone beads (sourced in Nepal).

Some of the beads above are quite rare and display a single 'decorated' stripe. They are not to be confused with the more common agates with natural crystalline banding.

Ancient Bhaisajyaguru (banded agate). approx 14 mm

Above: Rare quality ancient Bhaisajyaguru beads that have been decorated with a single stripe. All of the above beads are opaque. Bhaisajyaguru that display natural crystalline banding will show some transluceny when held to the light. smallest approx 18 mm

Rare quality single stripe Bhaisajyaguru beads. The first and the second bead (from left) also display iron inclusions (blood spots) and a single 'decorated' stripe. The central bead is approx 19 mm.


Ancient agate eye bead.

A newly created dZi (probably from Taiwan). Complete with surface fissures and corrosion to give the appearance of age (aquired around 2002).

A newly created agate bead with cross decoration.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Newly created Taiwanese Tasso dZi. 29 mm x 11 mm

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Ancient agate bead with natural eye. 25.53 mm x 15.25 mm

Ancient Chung dZi

Tsongkhapa stupa or chorten housed in the Potala Palace or the Norbu Lingka. A Tiger dZi can be seen towards the top left of the photo. (1930s)

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Tibetan woman (1920s)

Various ancient Tiger dZi

Friday, January 02, 2009


Antique turquoise bead (Tibet).

Thursday, January 01, 2009


Ancient opaque stone bead with quartz veins. 
Sourced in Himachal Pradesh. 15 mm