Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Above: This is a new three eye dZi bead from Taiwan (early 1990s). We have been posting the most convincing new dZi beads to this blog for years, in effort to help collectors distinguish between genuine ancient beads and the finer Taiwanese replicas. This is the very first Taiwanese bead I purchased.

Above: A new Taiwanese dZi from the early to mid 1990s. Displays a wave, lotus, square and circle decoration. What is interesting about this bead is the size of the holes (4 mm). They are the largest holes I have seen on any new dZi bead. From experience the vast majority of new beads have a hole size of no more than 2.5 mm.

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