Tibetan dzi agate bead four bands dzi bead/rare luck, luxury & wealth/carnelian/cinnabar spots and beige sacred talisman dzi bead from tibet. I acquired this bead and numerous others (still waiting to be listed) directly from tibet where dzi beads are highly revered and steeped in mystery to the "outside world". They are believed to have magical healing and protective amulet powers in asian cultures going back thousands of years. I've provided you with extreme macro photos showing all the signs of wear to this bead.
There is no way for me to know or assess the true age of this bead other than visually unless i had access to an expert here in the desert. Experts on the subject of dzi beads are few, and far and wide and hard to find.
------------ banded or striped dzi. Change of luck and rolling in of wealth. For those who are not satisfied with their present condition and needs changes for the better. There are three classes that are often confused for one another.
They are the thread dzi, the striped dzi, and the banded dzi. Thread is the smallest marking. Striped dzis have a little larger than thread marking.
Banded dzis have large swatches of markings and can have bands separated by stripes. Threads are always single marking and not combined with other symbols. Each striped and banded dzi can have one or more markings going across the dzi. Owners of striped dzi have feedback regarding this dzi for being a career and luck changing dzi. Many have found better jobs and smooth flowing of wealth into their life.The dzi have acted as a problem solver on behalf of their owner. Please refer to the photos as they are an important part of the description. All weights and measures are approximate. Colors may vary from one monitor to another.
Due to the use of a macro lens you may see details not visible to the naked eye. Color balance may differ from one computer monitor to another. Diameter: 15mm (9/16") at center and tapering down to 11mm (1/2") at each end.
Stone: carnelian agate with some "cinnabar spots". Color: rusty red carnelian with beige bands and cinnabar spots. Some more information and history about dzi beads.
A dzi bead is an ancient agate bead etched with mystical eyes, heavenly patterns and auspicious symbols. The dzi originated from the land of mythical buddhist lamas and is endorsed by all to possess protective, enhancing, curative powers. Originated from tibet and the himalayan mountains. It often brings fantastic good fortune, prosperity, . Wealth and good health to the owner.Tibetans believe that bad spirits in the environment cause negativities in life. Wearing the powerful talismanic dzi is believed to dissipate such negativities depending on their patterns and usage. Dzi beads have eyes and motifs which have special meanings and dzi beads are worn as protective amulets since ancient times in tibet.
Dzi beads are described to heal illnesses, protect a person from ill-willed enemies and evil curses. Dzi beads are worn for health purposes. Being of natural agate material it is a very strong negative dispeller and a grounding stone your body thus creating a.
Positive auric field which in turn creates. We all have a magnetic aura around us which at different times are positive and negative. The dzi bead having a magnetic field of 13 volts is able to clear any negative auric field surrounding good karma and positive energies for the person bringing good luck, .Good fortune, good karma, long life and protection to the wearer. Dzi beads help promote the balance of yin and yang of a person's body, increasing blood circulation thereby giving good health. Using a magnifying glass to see the dzi bead, you will be able to see the " weathering marks" on the dzi bead which are called.
" dragon skin " which shows the estimate age of a dzi bead. Dzi beads are never perfect and are always blemished in some way. The older a dzi bead, the more powerful it is and the more expensive it is. They serve the same purposes irregardless.
Pronounced "zee"; alternative spelling: gzi is a type of stone bead of uncertain origin worn as part of a necklace and sometimes as a bracelet. In several asian cultures, including that of tibet, the bead is considered to provide positive spiritual benefit. These beads are generally prized as protective amulets and are sometimes ground into a powder to be used in traditional tibetan medicine.Beads subject to this process have small "dig marks" where a portion of the bead has been scraped or ground away to be included in the medicine. Some dzi exhibit grinding and polishing of one or both ends, again the result of reduction for use in traditional tibetan medicine or, in some cases, due to the bead's use as a burnishing tool in the application of gold leaf to thanka paintings or gilt bronze statuary. The most highly prized dzi beads are those of ancient age, made of natural agate. The original source of these beads is a mystery. While the traditional, ancient-style beads are greatly preferred, new modern-made dzi are gaining popularity amongst tibetans. Dzi stones are made from agate, and may have decorative symbols composed of circles, ovals, squares, waves or zig zags, stripes, lines, diamonds, dots, and various other archetypal and symbolic patterns. Colors mainly range from brown to black, with the pattern usually in ivory white. Dzi beads can appear in different colours, shapes, and sizes; the surface is usually smooth and waxy, presumably from wear over a long period of time.
The number of "eyes, " circular designs on the stone, is considered significant. The symbolic meaning of these beads is based on the number and arrangement of the dots. Dzi beads with more than twelve eyes are considered non-traditional.
Dzi stones made their first appearance between 2000 and 1000 bc, in ancient india: a few hundred thousand were supposedly brought back by tibetan soldiers from persia or ancient tajikistan during a raid. The malicious effect of the evil eye was taken very seriously by these people. Dzi were considered to counteract the evil eye. The artisans who made the dzi created amulets with eyes on them as a fight fire with fire form of protection. Artisans used agate as the base stone, and then embellished the beads lines and shapes using ancient methods that remain mysterious.Treatments may have included darkening with plant sugars and heat, bleaching and white line etching with natron, and protecting certain areas with grease, clay, wax or a similar substance. A hole was drilled before the bead was decorated as drilling caused most breakage during the production process, and holes were also useful for stringing and dipping numerous beads as a step in coloration.
The earliest holes were conical and done with solid drill bits drilling from both ends and, hopefully, meeting near the center of the bead. Very small drill tips of chipped flint were used without abrasives and numerous other materials, regardless of hardness, when used with abrasives. Neolithic era beads were also drilled with hollow, tubular abrasion driven bits of reed and, later, during the chalcolithic, copper.
These drilled a hole with a core of agate inside the tubular drill. Tubular bit holes were parallel walled rather than conical, but also done from both ends. Both methods required arduous work done with a bow drill, with time and effort being determined by hardness of abrasive, from ground sand (quartz) to corundum.
Although the geographic origin of dzi beads is uncertain, it is accepted that they are now called "tibetan beads, " just like "tibetan coral, " which also came to tibet from elsewhere. Tibetans cherish these beads and consider them hereditary gems.
In this way they have survived thousands of years, being worn by hundreds of individual people. Dzi are found primarily in tibet, but also in neighbouring bhutan, nepal, ladakh and sikkim. (citation needed)although dzi type agate beads were made in the indus valley during the harappan period and at various locations rich in agate deposits in india, such as in khambhat, since their neolithic periods, the earliest archaeologically controlled find of an agate bead with dzi style decoration of straight and curved lines and circular eye we have found has been from a saka culture excavation (uigarak) in kazakhstan, dated 7th - 5th c.
These were said to be imports from india, reflecting long distance trade with the more nomadic saka or scythian tribes. Since knowledge of the bead is derived from several differing oral traditions, the beads have provoked controversy regarding their source, their method of manufacture and even their precise definition. (citation needed) in tibetan culture these beads are believed to attract local protectors, dharmapalas or deities or maybe beneficial ghosts, ancestors or even bodhisattvas. Because of this, dzi beads are always treated with respect. It has been reported that modern era dzi style beads were made in idar oberstein, germany at least as early as the 19th c.
The german agate-cutters at idar-oberstein plied their trade since the roman period. They brought the coloring of agates to a science and the cutting and drilling to the mechanical level of perfection for which germans are known. There is an absolutely overwhelming amount of information on the internet regarding the history and beliefs surrounding these mysterious stone beads. Above is a very small sampling of the abundant information i've found.I hope you enjoy the read. Thanks for taking the time to view my tibetan dzi agate bead four bands dzi bead/rare luck, luxury & wealth/carnelian/cinnabar spots and beige sacred talisman dzi bead from tibet. This item is made of gemstone. The style is asian and zen.