Thursday, November 19, 2015




Ancient Green Jasper Bead
Western Asiatic
32 mm x 30 mm



Ancient Green Jasper Bead
Western Asiatic
28 mm x 21 mm

Ancient Green Chalcedony Bead
Western Asiatic
31 mm x 20 mm


Ancient Green Jasper Bead
Western Asiatic
32 mm x 19 mm

Large Ancient Green Jasper Bead
Western Asiatic
47 mm x 27 mm


Ancient Green Chalcedony Bead
Western Asiatic
44 mm x 22 mm

Wednesday, November 18, 2015




Newly created dZi beads from Taiwan and China
from 1990s production up to the present day.

Thursday, July 23, 2015



Huge antique Tibetan silver bead with copper core
Collected in Tibet in the 1980s
47 mm x 38 mm

Monday, April 06, 2015


Above: Various ancient glass beads with eyes and stripes.
Designed to imitate naturally banded agate. 


Above: more glass beads that imitate banded agate.


Above: glass imitating banded agate.


Above: glass imitating banded agate.



Above: glass imitating banded agate.


Above: glass imitating banded agate.


Above: glass imitating banded agate


Above: glass imitating banded agate


Above: glass imitating banded agate

Above: Antique glass imitation dZi beads. Possibly of Chinese origin. 
The large nine eye (55 mm x 14 mm) is ceramic and 
is probably a mid 20th C bead from India.


Above: This four eyed glass bead is distinct in that it has yellow lines.
28 mm x 12 mm


Above: This two eyed glass bead is distinct in that it has orangey brown lines.
22 mm x 11 mm


Above: This nine eyed glass bead is distinct in that it has
additional red rings around some of the eyes. 

Saturday, March 14, 2015



Archaeologists have recently discovered an ancient dZi bead in Tibet and have dated the find to the 2nd century CE. Read more

Thursday, February 12, 2015


Ancient Indo-Tibetan Agate Bead
29.5 mm

Saturday, January 31, 2015


Ancient Rock Crystal Bead (Burma)
27.5 mm x 14 mm