Ancient Chung Agate Bead

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  • This rare ancient agate Chung Dzi bead comes from DharmaShop founder, Sander Cohen's curated collection of specialty beads collected from Nepal and Taiwan.
  • Ancient beads like this one, made from carnelian, sardonyx, or agate, were often used not only for decoration, but also as protection amulets to shield the wearer from negativity or evil.
  • The age of this ancient agate Chung Dzi bead is estimated to be between 600 and 1,000 years old.  Hand strung at the DharmaShop on an adjustable sterling silver chain.

Many ancient beads traveled throughout India and Burma with Buddhist monks and traders anywhere from 500-1000 years ago.  This bead features beautiful agate banding and is almost translucent in some areas. It is a very tiny bead with two stripes with surface texture that reflects its age and authenticity.

Dzi beads are believed to bring protection and prosperity to the wearer.  The striped design represents multiple fortunes to be gained by the owner.  If powered by love of ones self, this bead can offer a great journey.

Adjustable necklace measures approximately 22 inches around and can be tightened as desired.  Bead measures about 11mm long and 5mm wide.