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'.