It's easy to see why these ancient beads are so collectable, you can get lost looking at the natural banding and the transition from one color to the next. One of my favorites from this line of beads
Antique dzi beads now start at $6000 per bead.... luckily etched carnelians are still affordable to the general public, this ancient etched carnelian is really beautiful and one of a kind.
12 by 5mm. 1mm holes. One of a kind sourced in Kathmandu Nepal Estimated at 600 to 1000 years old.