- This exquisite and rather large ancient Dzi bead was hand picked by DharmaShop founder, Sander Cohen, in Nepal. It is believed to have been unearthed from a dig in Bhutan many many years ago.
- It features an extremely rare double Diamond Eyes design - the first we've ever had in our collection! As you can see from the photos, it is full of incredible detail and history. The bead is full of authentic texture that really shows off the age of the bead.
- The age of this Dzi is estimated to be approximately 2,000 years old. Locating Dzi of this age and authenticity is incredibly rare.
Over the last 20 years, DharmaShop founder Sander Cohen has been collecting Dzi beads of all ages and designs from both Nepal and Taiwan. This particular ancient Diamond Eyes Dzi comes from Sander's personal collection. He acquired it from Tibetan artifacts collector we have worked and traded with for two decades who has been traveling Asia and the Himalayas for over 30 years.
This Dzi is a one-of-a-kind, exceptional antiquity. The Double Diamond Eyes design is quite clear. The bead features some chips and dents along with irregular shaped bead holes. These "imperfections" are what make this bead so incredibly special. The exquisite texture on this bead shows its rich history and age. These markings, surface texture, and translucent agate banding are what modern Dzi beads strive to emulate, and here it is in its original ancient form.
Dzi beads are believed to offer protection for the wearer. The Double Diamond Eyes design is often compared to the Dorje Dzi design, also known as the "Dharma Dzi." It is believed to help increase concentration and expel negativity. The dorje is a sacred Buddhist tool often used by practitioners to help achieve enlightenment.
Bead measures just under 1 inch long and is about 0.5 inch wide. Adjustable gold-filled chain measures approximately 22 inches and can be tightened as desired.
This bead is pictured on an adjustable gold-filled chain but can also be strung on vegan leather cord, or on a mala necklace or bracelet using materials seen on our website. Feel free to contact us about our options!
*Due to the exclusive nature of this item, shipping rates are calculated at checkout with insurance included.*