A close inspection of the image above will show you that the dzi may vary in color from darker to lighter, but the stone is very nice. The dzi I received is on the lighter side and it is lovely. Unfortunately, the hole through which the cord is to be passed was not drilled all the way through. I contacted Dharma Shop and they sent a replacement bead to me right away. It is on the darker side and took to its necklace right away. Thank you Dharma Shop for taking good care of this customer.
Scott, thank you for your feedback! We're so happy to hear that we were able to fix this problem for you. We really try to give every customer the best experience possible, so knowing that you're now completely satisfied with your dzi bead means a lot to us. We truly appreciate you taking the time to write a review and thank you for supporting Himalayan artisans!
my first Dzi beads,I like knowing that these are fair trade products made in Nepal, I bought two - one for me and one to share, I wear mine everyday, I am glad that my bead "likes" me, (you know that they will not stay with an "unlucky" person)