Wednesday, July 20, 2011



A colourful natural 'untreated' agate pebble from the Gobi Desert. Smoothed by the action of wind and sand. It is generally believed that most ancient agate beads were treated to alter or enhance their colour. But it is also clear that a great deal of raw material was colourful and interesting enough not to need any treatments.  46 mm x 40 mm

Friday, July 15, 2011


Ancient Bhaisajyaguru or Suleimani beads.