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.
Antique dzi beads with eyes now start at $6000 per bead.... Thankfully chung and striped agates are much more affordable. This exquisite striped (tiger or mountain design) bead is handpicked from a coolection in Nepal.
26 by 10mm 2mm uneven holes. One of a kind sourced in Kathmandu Nepal Estimated at 600 to 1000 years old.