This is by Far my favorite etched carnelian of the 11 lines of beads I bought from a collector this year. This bead has been in a collection in Arizona for over 30 years. I was very lucky to get this bead. It is tiny, but just look at the incredible details and natural markings on the stone. An amazing ancient bead!
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 6mm. 1mm hole. One of a kind sourced in Kathmandu Nepal Estimated at 600 to 1000 years old.