Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Large Ancient Jasper Bead
Western Asiatic
45 mm x 18 mm

Monday, December 09, 2013

Ancient Jasper Bead
Western Asiatic
31 mmx 33 mm

Thursday, December 05, 2013

A Campo del Cielo iron meteorite with very unique 
naturally formed raised jewels. 
Framed with 22 K gold.

Ancient green stone beads with
double headed Bull amulet.
South East Asia

Ancient Banded Agate
Western Asiatic

Ancient Agate Bead
Western Asiatic
30 mm

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Ancient Amethyst Bead
Western Asiatic
30 mm x 23 mm

Ancient Phum dZi
34 mm x 16 mm

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ancient Banded Agate Bead with 
original gold end caps.
Western Asiatic
39 mm x 13 mm

Ancient Bow Shaped Agate Bead (with damage)
Western Asiatic
34 mm

Ancient Agate Eye Beads
Western Asiatic
largest 14.5 mm

Monday, November 18, 2013

More than 600 ancient seals and amulets found in Turkey

Credit: University of M√ľnster’s Asia Minor Research Centre

Turquoise bead from China.
46 mm x 32 mm

Ancient Fossil Stone Pendant Bead
Western Asiatic
37 mm x 16 mm

Monday, November 11, 2013

Ancient agate wth raised nipple
Dian Kingdom, China
Size: 27 mm 

Ancient Jade Tube bead.
South East Asia

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Old turquoise beads sourced in Nepal and traded from Tibet. 
The very blue piece in the centre is believed to be 
from Iran or Afghanistan.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A necklace of Ancient Chong dZi

According to the Nirthartha online Tibetan dictionary
the Tibetan word 'Chong' (Wylie: mchong) refers
to an agate or gem that cures paralysis.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Very rare Phum dZi with a four petalled lotus design on each end.
It has been capped with gold due to slight loss to one end.
30 mm x 15 mm

Ancient decorated carnelian with a design
that resembles a scorpion.
Western Asiatic

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Above: Ancient Sapphire Beads

Above: A naturally double terminated
sapphire with 22K gold

Above: sapphire necklace with hand hammered 22K gold

Sapphires from Sri Lanka (Ceylon) have been coveted since
ancient times. Sri Lanka was known as 'Ratnadeepa' in the
Indian language, which means 'Island of Gems'.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A natural Variscite (not Turquoise) stone bead
41 mm x 27 mm

Monday, September 16, 2013

Ancient Banded Agate Bead in 
the shape of a claw or talon.
Western Asiatic
34 mm x 31 mm

Ancient Jasper Bead
Western Asiatic
51 mm x 24 mm