Friday, August 27, 2010

A lovely tabular agate eye bead from Great Britain. It was aquired from the famous Keith Mitchell gem collection, and is believed to be from the Georgian era (1714 to 1830). Agate eye beads and pendants were once popular in the UK, probably reaching their peak in jewellery use during the Victorian period. An agate brooch (commonly set with a 'bulls eye' agate) were particularly favoured in Victorian times. 38 mm x 27 mm x 12 mm.

A matched pair of ancient Tasso dZi beads.  
largest 29.35 mm x 13.40 mm Smallest 28.09 mm x 13.10 mm

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A large matched pair of ancient Tasso dZi beads flank an ancient Tiger dZi.  
Tasso dZi approx 30 mm x 13 mm Tiger dZi 18.12 mm x 14.91 mm

Monday, August 02, 2010

Various ancient stone beads. All sourced in Nepal.

Ancient carnelian beads. Sourced in Nepal.

Ancient blue chalcedony beads.