Truly remarkable antique agate Dzi bead with a lotus flower design on either side. Features gorgeous occlusions and agate banding with cinnabar dots. This bead has a dark center with light caramel colored ends.
The lotus flower is a water flower that grows from some of the filthiest conditions. These conditions that kill other lilies and flowers allow the lotus flower to bring forth beautiful blooms. The message of the lotus flower is to remind us that beauty can grow and thrive even in the worst conditions. A lotus Dzi bead possesses the power to purify the mind and heart, leading to a more calm and clear mind. The double lotus flower magnifies the power and strength of the lotus flower Dzi bead.
Over the last 17 years, DharmaShop founder Sander Cohen has been collecting Dzi beads in all price ranges. In the past 5 years, prices of Dzi beads have gone sky-high and many original ancient beads are selling for $100,000 to $2,000,000.
Bead measures approximately 2 inches long and almost 1/2 inch thick.