I rarely sell ancient dzi beads on our website. This year I have found some spectacular dzi beads and with the price of dzi beads going up so much this year I was happy to have been able to collect any at all!
There has been a lot of speculation about this bead, I wore it to Tucson this year to get feedback from the bead community and some thought it might be ancient, I personally believe it is modern, made in the last 25 years but it is simply stunning and I recently saw modern beads sold for over $20K.
This bead has been in my collection for over 15 years. The uneven ends show agate banding and the colors and cinnabar spots are stunning up close.
41 by 12mm irregular 2mm hole, uneven ends. One of a kind, a sensational bead.