The detail and agate striping on this bead are awesome and you can see flaws and occlusions under the doped dzi design. This is a bead that is unparallelled at this price point.
Why I picked this bead: I love the rare 3 stripes on one side and two on the other. This is by far my favorite 2 eye design. The 'blood' or dappled coloring on the edges of the white design are spectacular. I also love to see the agate striping under the doped design. The uneven ends and 2mm holes are perfect.
We just received a shipment of the best modern dzi beads I have ever seen in 20 years of collecting. These beads are so good they look like the ancient beads being sold for $30,000 right now. Stunning in depth and clarity, we took these beads around the Tucson gem show and jaws hit the floor, they are exceptional. You can see agate banding under the designs and the beads are perfectly made.
Sourced in Tibetan communities in Kathmandu, I have just a few of these exquisite quality beads that i will list singly here on the website 42 by 12 mm