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replicaEach of these precious beads is sold as a single bead, for $6.50* (or 20% less if you use your friends & fans discount, SAVE20). If you are interested in more or the whole set, please let us know!

These are modern handcrafted beads made in the tradition of ancient dZi beads (pronounced ZEE). Few beads are surrounded by as much myth and mystery as the dZi bead. The authentic/original etched agates are found in Tibet, Bhutan, Ladakh, and Nepal, and are believed to be about two thousand years old. Many legends accompany the beads- that they were not made by man but created by the gods, that they bring luck and ward off evil, that they protect the wearer from physical harm by taking the abuse upon themselves, and that the bead itself will choose its' owner and will not stay with an unlucky person. 

We actually acquired these in India, but we believe they are every bit as beautiful, with their rich Carnelian color and traditional etched designs. We have several in a variety of colors, so let us know if you want additional photos. If you purchase from this posting, you will receive one like that shown in the two close-up shots, unless you specify otherwise.


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Tucson 2 060This week we feature a LOW PRICE DEAL (!!!) on one of our most-beloved bead types, a little handful of the wonderful Peruvian Opals pictured here.

I'm not alone in my love for these deliciously blue stones. I've heard you can't even find them in Peru any more -- they were bought up years ago. And now they are terribly hard to find, and usually quite expensive!

You might use these alone in a special bracelet or paired with soft-brown stones or wood beads in a gorgeous necklace - whatever you can imagine and create! This little set makes them more affordable than ever! Only $10 for ELEVEN of these sweet, fat little beads - each approx. 10 mm wide and 6 mm. thick, with tiny holes as shown (only about 1 mm.) Check out our other gorgeous strands of natural Peruvian Opal while you're in the shop - it might be a great time to stock up on even more, before they get snapped up!


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