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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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larimar and silver pendant

This week we feature one of our great finds from the 2014 Tucson Gem & Mineral show: This sky blue Larimar pendant is set in sterling silver. Just add a silver chain for an instantly exquisite necklace. The picture doesn't quite do this piece justice. The patterns are well defined and gorgeous! The stone is a freeform shape that is approximately 27 x 36mm with a sterling silver bezel and bail with a 5mm opening . Genuine, untreated Larimar from the Dominican Republic. Don't forget our special deal for friends and fans: 20% off this and everything in the shop with Coupon Code 14123 at Checkout.

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