Few beads are surrounded by as much myth and mystery as the dZi bead (say ZEE). The etched agates are found in Tibet, Bhutan, Ladakh, and Nepal, and are believed to be about two thousand years old. Many legends accompany the beads- that they were not made by man but created by the gods, that they bring luck and ward off evil, that they protect the wearer from physical harm by taking the abuse upon themselves, and that the bead itself will choose its' owner and will not stay with an unlucky person. (To which we can only add, certainly a person is unlucky who loses a dZi at today's prices). This modern and beautiful dzi was bought in Nepal on my last trip to asia. Set in sterling silver this true agate is large and spectacular. 3 eyes with great details and fading on the back. strung with truw antique coral and beautiful copal beads and sterling beads.
Size: Dzi 4 In. Long, necklace is 22 inches