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Here you will find a selection of ancient and antique agate beads from the Himalayan regions and beyond. These beads have not been decorated, however, various methods were used in antiquity to alter the colour or darken the stone. These treatments often made the crystalline layers or banding more prominent and thus enhanced the appearance of eyes and stripes. This in turn made the beads more desirable for personal adornment and for their use as amulets.
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Huge Ancient Agate Bead - South East Asia - 12.8 cms
Huge Ancient Agate Bead - South East Asia - 12.8 cms
Our Price: £2,500.00

A beautiful and rare ancient agate bead often referred to as comb or wing shaped. This is the largest complete and undamaged ancient bead we have ever offered for sale. It is incredibly dramatic and would make a magnificent focal bead on a necklace. Originating from South East Asia and probably dating to around 600 CE. Measuring more than 5 inches wide!!

Age: 600 CE + or -
South East Asia
Condition: Excellent with minor weathering commensurate with age.
128 mms 18 mm x 7 mm (depth)
Ancient Banded Agate Suleimani Bead Necklace
Ancient Banded Agate Suleimani Bead Necklace
Our Price: £1,800.00

A fantastic necklace of prized ancient agate suleimani beads. Strung beautifully and ready to be worn. There is a wonderful variety of shapes on this necklace and the beads are in mostly very good condition. With weathering and patina commensurate with age.

36 ancient agates
Western Asiatic
1000 BCE + or -
approx 20 inches
the central bead measures 22 mm x 15 mm
Ancient Agate Bead Strand
Ancient Agate Bead Strand
Our Price: £1,800.00

A great strand of 40 ancient Indo-Tibetan and Western Asiatic banded agates. Prized in Tibet and the Himalayan regions.

40 ancient agate beads.
1 antique turquoise bead
Condition: Excellent with minor weathering
Length of strand approx 24 inches
largest bead = 26 mm x 18 mm
smallest = 8 mm x 8 mm
Age of agates: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Ancient Indus Valley Stone Bead
Huge Ancient Banded Agate Stone Bead - 83.5 mm
Our Price: £1,500.00

A stunning ancient banded agate bead from the Indus Valley region. This is the largest natural agate bead we have seen for sale in many years. Also displays blood spots.

Age: 1000 BCE to 2300 BCE
Western Asiatic
Condition: Very good with minor weathering.
83.5 mm x 13 mm
Ancient Luk Mik dZi Bead
Ancient Luk Mik dZi Bead - 38 mm
Our Price: £1,000.00

A rare size ancient tabular agate bead with a greyish-blue zone of colour, possibly indicating that this bead leans more towards the blue chalcedony variety. The overall condition is mostly very good. There are some superficial surface fissures that were probably inherent in the stone when the bead was created. Tabular beads in this size are seldom seen and they have been prized since ancient times in Tibet. Many beads of this type likely originated from Persia or the Indus Valley region and were adopted by Tibetans as a unique type of dZi bead.

Condition: Mostly Very Good. No breaks or repairs and still remaining very robust.
Prized in Tibet and the Himalayan regions
Age: 1000 BCE to 300 BCE
approx 38 mm x 36 mm
15 mm depth
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Eye Bead
Our Price: £500.00

A fantastic ancient agate bead with wonderful natural banding and a naturally formed eye. One end has deep wear worn smooth from centuries of handling and rubbing against other beads. Blood spots can also be seen under magnification. The surface fissures are only superficial and do not run deep into the bead. A great piece with loads of character!

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: Mostly very good with weathering and surface fissures commensurate with great age. It still remains robust and very suitable to be worn.
Size: 27 mm x 19 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £450.00

A beautifully sculpted ancient banded agate bead with fine natural banding and unusual colour. Very few beads of this quality are ever seen in the marketplace. This will be one of the most spectacular agates in your collection.

Age: 1000 BCE + or -
Western Asiatic
Condition: Very good with minor weathering
39 mm x 26 mm
Ancient Indus Valley Stone Bead
Ancient Indus Valley Agate Stone Bead - 68 mm
Our Price: £400.00

A beautiful ancient biconal agate bead from the Indus Valley region. A very large bead that would make a wonderful focal bead on a necklace.

Age: 2300 BCE
Western Asiatic
Condition: Very good with minor weathering.
68 mm x 15 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £400.00

A stunning dark ancient banded agate bead with superb usage patina. Beads such as this are now rarely seen outside of private collections. It is also slightly bow shaped, which adds to its character.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: Excellent
29.6 mm x 12.7 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £400.00

A beautifully sculpted ancient banded agate bead with fine natural banding and a natural eye when viewing the side profile. Ancient agate beads of this quality rarely come into the marketplace.

Age: 1000 BCE to 2500 BCE
Western Asiatic
Condition: Very good with minor weathering
31 mm x 23 mm
Ancient Mesopotamian Agate Bead
Ancient Mesopotamian Agate Bead
Our Price: £395.00

A fine looking large Mesopotamian ancient agate bead with a lovely crystalline zone, like the peak of a snow capped mountain. It would make a great focal bead on a necklace.

Age: 2000 BCE t0 1000 BCE
Western Asiatic
Condition: A very good robust bead with weathering commensurate with age.
Size: 36 mm x 26 mm x ( mm (depth)
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Huge Ancient Funan Banded Agate Bead - 75 mm
Our Price: £395.00

A superior ancient Funan period banded agate bead from South East Asia. Beads such as this were highly valued across this region in ancient times and many beads of this type had their ends capped with gold. A completely opaque black bead with a translucent line in the very centre. A sleek beauty!

Age: 100 to 600 CE
South East Asia
Condition: Very good with minor weathering
83 mm x 10 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Huge Ancient Funan Banded Agate Bead - 83 mm
Our Price: £395.00

A beautiful ancient Funan period banded agate bead from South East Asia. Beads such as this were highly valued across this region in ancient times and many beads of this type had their ends capped with gold. In fact this may once have been the case with this bead. It is a very dark bead and has some lines of crystalline banding. One end is translucent. Funan beads are usually not so wide, so this stands out as being very large for its type.

Age: 100 to 600 CE
South East Asia
Condition: Very good with minor weathering
83 mm x 10 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Tabular Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £395.00

A beautifully sculpted ancient banded agate bead with fine natural banding and several natural eyes. Ancient agate beads of this quality rarely come into the marketplace.

Age: 1000 BCE +
Western Asiatic
Condition: Very good with minor weathering
23 mm x 14 mm
Ancient Banded Agate/Chalcedony Strand
Ancient Banded Agate/Chalcedony Strand
Our Price: £350.00

A great collection of 39 ancient Western Asiatic banded agate or chalcedony beads.

smallest 14 mm
largest 21 mm
length of strand approx 24 inches
1000 BCE to 2500 BCE
Condition: Very good
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £350.00

A superb looking ancient agate bead with a fine usage patina. The surface is worn silky smooth from many centuries of heirlooming.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Western Asiatic
Condition: Mostly very good with a minor surface shaving on one end
37 mm x 17.5 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Large Ancient Banded Agate Bead - 41 mm
Our Price: £350.00

A beautifully sculpted ancient banded agate bead. Very few beads of this quality and size are ever seen in the marketplace. This will be one of the most spectacular agates in your collection.

Age: 1000 BCE + or -
Western Asiatic
Condition: Very good with minor weathering
41 mm x 29 mm
Rare Ancient Agate Bead with Natural Eye
Rare Ancient Agate Bead with Natural Eye - 33 mm
Our Price: £300.00

A beautiful ancient agate bead with a large natural crystalline eye.

Size: 33 mm x 18 mm
Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Condition: Very good with a minor surface dig
Sourced in Nepal
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £300.00

A fine looking large ancient agate bead with lovely crystalline eyes.

Age: 1000 BCE + or -
Western Asiatic
Condition: Very good with minor weathering.
35 mm x 21 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £300.00

A large ancient agate bead with a lovely window of crystaline banding.

Age: 1000 BCE + or -
Western Asiatic
Condition: Very good with weathering commensurate with age.
36 mm x 26 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £300.00

A lovely ancient banded agate bead with strong colour and fantastic natural banding. Displays a patina that only develops after being worn for centuries.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: Good with some surface fissures and weathering
29 mm x 10 mm
Ancient & Antique Chalcedony/Agate Necklace
Ancient & Antique Chalcedony/Agate Necklace
Our Price: £295.00

A super collection of predominantly diamond shaped chalcedony, agate, rock crystal and carnelian beads. The diamond and rhomboid shape was in high demand in Western Asia and was also traded to parts of Africa. This is a substantial necklace comprised of some really lovely looking beads. They have been cherry picked for quality and have been closely matched as pairs. Each bead is flanked by old bronze faceted spacers from Nepal.

Condition: Excellent
Western Asiatic to Africa
approx 29 inches
37 beads ~ argest diamond shaped bead measures 24 mm x 20 mm
Age: 500 years to Ancient
Ancient Banded Agate Tube Bead - 43.5 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Tube Bead - 43.5 mm
Our Price: £250.00

A beautiful ancient banded agate bead from South East Asia. Displays lovely banding.

Age: 100 to 600 CE
South East Asia
Condition: Mostly very good with minor weathering and surface digs
43.5 mm x 10 mm
Large Ancient Funan Agate Bead - 59.5 mm
Large Ancient Funan Agate Bead - 59.5 mm
Our Price: £250.00

A beautiful ancient Funan period banded agate bead from South East Asia. Beads such as this were highly valued across this region in ancient times and many beads of this type had their ends capped with gold. In fact this may once have been the case with this bead. This is a very dark bead and has a central translucent zone when held to the light.

Age: 100 to 600 CE
South East Asia
Condition: Very good with minor weathering
59.5 mm x 8.5 mm
Rare Quality Giant Agate Stone Bead
Rare Quality Giant Agate Stone Bead - Mesopotamian Replica
Our Price: £250.00

Here we have a rare quality agate bead that was collected in Paskistan in the 1970s. The previous owner believed that this bead was re-cut and shaped from an already existing antique islamic amulet, which is why they are quite slim. The bead maker felt that they would be more desirable as beads and they were crafted to closely resemble ancient Mesopotamian agates from the 3rd Millenium BCE.

Crafted in Pakistan in the 1970s
Condition: Excellent
59.5  mm x 40 mm x 5 mm
Rare Quality Giant Agate Stone Bead
Rare Quality Giant Agate Stone Bead - Mesopotamian Replica
Our Price: £250.00

Here we have a rare quality agate bead that was collected in Paskistan in the 1970s. The previous owner believed that this bead was re-cut and shaped from an already existing antique islamic amulet, which is why they are quite slim. The bead maker felt that they would be more desirable as beads and they were crafted to closely resemble ancient Mesopotamian agates from the 3rd Millenium BCE.

Crafted in Pakistan in the 1970s
Condition: Excellent
73 mm x 51 mm x 5 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £250.00

A fine banded agate bead with striking crystalline banding.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: Excellent
29 mm x 15 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Large Ancient Agate Eye Bead
Our Price: £250.00

A magnificent ancient agate with wonderful banding and natural eyes. This is a particularly large agate and would make a wonderful focal bead on a necklace.

Condition: Very good
Western Asiatic
3000 BCE to 1000 BCE
diameter 35.59 mm width 29.16 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £250.00

A fantastic ancient agate bead. An oval bead that is almost tabular in shape. Beautiful colour!

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
28.99 mm x 20.90 mm
Rare Quality Agate Stone Bead
Rare Quality Agate Stone Bead - Mesopotamian Replica
Our Price: £200.00

Here we have a rare quality large agate bead that was collected in Paskistan in the 1970s. The previous owner believed that this bead was re-cut and shaped from an already existing antique islamic amulet, which is why they are quite slim. The bead maker felt that they would be more desirable as beads and they were crafted to closely resemble ancient Mesopotamian agates from the 3rd Millenium BCE.

Crafted in Pakistan in the 1970s
Condition: Excellent
52 mm x 35 mm x 8 mm
Rare Quality Agate Stone Bead
Rare Quality Agate Stone Bead - Mesopotamian Replica
Our Price: £200.00

Here we have a rare quality agate bead that was collected in Paskistan in the 1970s. The previous owner believed that this bead was re-cut and shaped from an already existing antique islamic amulet, which is why they are quite slim. The bead maker felt that they would be more desirable as beads and they were crafted to closely resemble ancient Mesopotamian agates from the 3rd Millenium BCE.

Crafted in Pakistan in the 1970s
Condition: Excellent
49  mm x 34.5 mm x 4 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £200.00

A beautifully large ancient banded agate eye bead.

Age: 1000 BCE + or -
Western Asiatic
Condition: Very good with minor weathering
36 mm x 22 mm
Two Ancient Bhaisajyaguru dZi - 12 mm
Two Ancient Bhaisajyaguru dZi - 12 mm
Our Price: £180.00

Two lovely ancient Bhaisajyaguru dZi with a great usage patina.

Size: 11.5 and 12 mm
Age: 500 BCE to 1000 CE
Condition: Very Good
No breaks or repairs.
Sourced in Nepal
Ancient Banded Agate Tube Bead - 32 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Tube Bead - 32 mm
Our Price: £180.00

A beautiful ancient banded agate bead from South East Asia.

Age: 100 to 600 CE
South East Asia
Condition: Mostly good with minor weathering and surface digs
32 mm x 13 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £180.00

A lovely banded agate bicone bead.

Prized in the Himalayan Regions
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Condition: Very good.
23 mm x 12 mm
Carnelian & Agate Necklace
Ancient Carnelian & Agate Necklace
Our Price: £170.00

A very nice necklace comprised of antique and ancient agate, chalcedony, quartz and carnelian beads.

Origin: India - traded to Western Asia and Africa
Condition: Very good with minor weathering
43 beads
approx 27 inches
Age: 500 years to Ancient
Ancient Tabular Agate Bead - 29 mm
Ancient Tabular Agate Bead - 29 mm
Our Price: £150.00

A wonderful ancient tabular agate eye bead with a deep silvery grey colour. Displaying a lovely patina and weathering commensurate with great age.

Western Asiatic
Condition: Mostly good with a small chip on the reverse side.
Age: 1000 BCE or earlier
29 mm x 25 mm x 8.5 mm (depth)
Ancient Banded Agate Suleimani Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Suleimani Bead
Our Price: £150.00

A lovely ancient banded agate suleimani bead. Displaying the sought after silvery grey colour that is considered unique to the suleimani beads.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Western Asiatic
Condition: Very Good with weathering commensurate with age
24.5 mm x 11 mm
Rare Quality Agate Stone Bead
Rare Quality Agate Stone Bead - Mesopotamian Replica
Our Price: £150.00

Here we have a rare quality agate bead that was collected in Paskistan in the 1970s. The previous owner believed that this bead was re-cut and shaped from an already existing antique islamic amulet, which is why they are quite slim. The bead maker felt that they would be more desirable as beads and they were crafted to closely resemble ancient Mesopotamian agates from the 3rd Millenium BCE.

Crafted in Pakistan in the 1970s
Condition: Excellent
44 mm x 29 mm x 4 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead - 24 mm
Our Price: £150.00

A beautiful ancient banded agate bead with fine natural banding and unusual colour.

Age: 1000 BCE + or -
Western Asiatic
Condition: Very good with minor weathering
24 mm x 20 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £150.00

A gorgeous looking banded agate bead with a natural eye.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Condition: Very good with minor weathering
24.5 mm x 16 mm
Ancient Banded Chalcedony Bead
Ancient Banded Chalcedony Bead
Our Price: £150.00

A fine ancient banded chalcedony bead.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: Excellent
26 mm x 21 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £150.00

A fine looking banded agate bead displaying rare colour. Half of the bead looks like blue chalcedony and the other half is a colourful orangey red agate.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Western Asiatic
Condition: Very good with minor weathering
19 mm x 13.5 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £150.00

A large ancient banded agate bead. Displays lovely banding.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Western Asiatic
Condition: Very good with minor weathering
28 mm x 20 mm
Antique Chalcedony Amulet
Antique Chalcedony Amulet
Our Price: £150.00

A fine looking amulet that has been hand carved from a lovely piece of chalcedony.

Age: 500 to 1000 years.
Western Asiatic
Condition: Very good with minor weathering
17 mm x 18mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £150.00

A fine looking ancient agate eye bead.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Western Asiatic
Condition: Excellent
27 mm x 14 mm
Ancient Indus Valley Stone Bead
Ancient Indus Valley Stone Bead
Our Price: £150.00

A beautiful ancient biconal stone bead that is probably a variety of jasper. A lovely looking bead.

Age: 1000 BCE to 500 CE
Western Asiatic
Condition: Excellent
23 mm x 11 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Large Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £150.00

A superb and large ancient neolithic agate with natural eyes. It is unusual because there are many circular drill marks on the body that were obviously intended by the maker.

Condition: Very good
diameter 35.53 mm width 28.39 mm
3000 BCE +
Western Asiatic
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £150.00

A lovely ancient agate bicone bead.

Prized in the Himalayan Regions
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Condition: Very good with a small end nik.
25 mm x 13 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £150.00

A stunning faceted ancient agate bead with vibrant colour and intricate banding. It is now becoming almost impossible to source large agate beads with such wonderful banding.

Prized in the Himalayan Regions
2000 Years old + or -
Condition: Very good.
26 mm x 16 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £150.00

A fantastic ancient agate bead with great weathering and end wear.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: A great bead with lots of weathering
24.89 mm x 19.99 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £150.00

A fantastic ancient agate eye bead.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
26.89 mm x 17.26 mm
Ancient Agate Amulet Bead
Ancient Agate Amulet Bead
Our Price: £150.00

A beautiful large ancient agate amulet. Perforated at the apex to allow suspension. These amulets make great focal pieces on necklaces.

Condition: Very Good
Western Asia ~ 9th to 13th Century CE
length 50.91 mm
height 32.39 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £150.00

A fantastic ancient agate bead with wonderful banding and a natural eye.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: Excellent with minor weathering
25.00 mm x 15.5 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £125.00

A large ancient agate bead with fantastic banding.

Sourced in Nepal
Condition: Very good
29.51 mm x 18.88 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £120.00

A fantastic ancient agate bead with wonderful banding.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: Excellent with minor weathering
24 mm x 18.5 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead - 28 mm
Our Price: £120.00

A super looking ancient banded agate bead. This bead was probably much longer but due to a break one end has been reshaped.

Prized in the Himalayan Regions
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Condition: Very good
28 mm x 12 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £120.00

A lovely looking large banded agate bead

Age: 1000 BCE + or -
Western Asiatic
Condition: Very good with some weathering
33 mm x 23 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £120.00

A fantastic ancient banded agate bead with a natural eye.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: Excellent with minor weathering
24 mm x 16 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £120.00

A fantastic ancient agate bead with wonderful banding and a natural crystalline eye.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: Excellent with minor weathering
26 mm x 19 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £120.00

A fantastic ancient agate bead with wonderful banding and a natural eye.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: Excellent with minor weathering
23 mm x 15 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £120.00

A fantastic ancient agate bead.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: Good with some weathering and end wear
29.76 mm x 16.21 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £120.00

A fantastic ancient agate bead with wonderful banding and a natural eye.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: Excellent with minor weathering
25.26 mm x 18.56 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £120.00

A fantastic ancient agate bead with wonderful banding and a natural eye.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: Excellent with minor weathering
31.43 mm x 19.27 mm
Ancient Bhaisajyaguru dZi - 13 mm
Ancient Bhaisajyaguru dZi - 13 mm
Our Price: £108.00

A lovely ancient Bhaisajyaguru dZi with natural crystalline banding.

Size: 13 mm
Age: 500 BCE to 1000 CE
Condition: A mostly good robust bead with surface fissures
and weathering commensurate with age.
No breaks or repairs.
Sourced in Nepal
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead - 15 mm
Our Price: £108.00

A super looking ancient banded agate bead. A very nice size for adding to a mala.

Prized in the Himalayan Regions
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Condition: Excellent
15 mm x 12 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead - 21 mm
Our Price: £108.00

A lovely ancient agate bead with great usage patina.

Prized in the Himalayan Regions
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Condition: Excellent
21 mm x 11 mm
Large Ancient Chalcedony Bead
Large Ancient Chalcedony Bead - 39 mm
Our Price: £108.00

A large robust ancient chalcedony bead.

Age: 1000 BCE + or -
Western Asiatic
Condition: Very good with minor weathering
39 mm x 20 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £108.00

A lovely banded agate bead.

Prized in the Himalayan Regions
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Condition: Very good.
21mm x 11 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £108.00

A lovely banded agate bead with superb usage patina.

Prized in the Himalayan Regions
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Condition: Very good.
14 mm x 12 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £108.00

A very nice ancient agate bead.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: Very good
24.80 mm x 17.38 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £108.00

A very nice ancient agate bead.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: Very good
23.09 mm x 15.14 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £108.00

A large ancient agate bead.

Sourced in Nepal
Condition: Very good
26.47 mm x 16.43 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Ancient Agate Eye Bead
Ancient Agate Eye Bead
Our Price: £108.00

A superb ancient agate eye bead.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
21.66 mm
Ancient Agate Beads
Antique Agate Beads
Our Price: £108.00

Three wonderful round banded agate beads. They are beautifully matched for colour and size.

Condition: Excellent
100 to 300 years
Sourced in Tibet
size approx 18 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £108.00

A great looking bead. It is clear that this bead was much larger at some point in its history. It has stunning natural banding and colour tones.

Condition: Very good
Age: 1000 BCE + or -
Prized in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal
20.91 mm x 16.86 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £108.00

A wonderful ancient agate bead.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
26.54 mm x 17.22mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £108.00

A fantastic ancient agate bead with wonderful colour.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: Excellent with some weathering
25.61 mm x 16.02 mm
Antique Banded Agates
Antique Banded Agates
Our Price: £100.00

Two matched antique banded agate beads. These are not to be confused with ancient Bhaisajyguru beads as these are Victorian era beads from the UK. Superb banding!

100 years plus
12 mm
Condition: Very good with minor weathering
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead - 26 mm
Our Price: £95.00

A lovely agate tube bead with beautiful natural banding.

Prized in the Himalayan Regions
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Condition: Excellent
26 mm x 10 mm
Carnelian & Agate Necklace
Carnelian & Agate Necklace
Our Price: £95.00

A very nice necklace comprised of antique and ancient agate, chalcedony, quartz and carnelian beads.

Origin: India - traded to Western Asia and Africa
Condition: Very good with expected weathering
61 beads
approx 30 inches
Age: 500 years to Ancient
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £95.00

A great looking ancient agate bead.

Condition: Very good
Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
25.51 mm x 18.48 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Eye Bead
Our Price: £85.00

A lovely looking ancient banded agate eye bead with a fine usage patina.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: Excellent with minor weathering
diameter 19 mm
width 13 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £80.00

A fantastic ancient agate bead.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: Mostly good with some weathering and surface digs
29 mm x 17 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £80.00

A lovely ancient banded agate bead.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: Excellent
12 mm x 10 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £80.00

A great ancient agate bead with a fantastic eye.
Sourced in Nepal
Condition: Very good
23.52 mm x 17.08 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £80.00

A fantastic ancient agate bead. Drilled towards the top of the bead so that it will hang as a pendant.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: Excellent with minor weathering
19.58 mm x 14.74 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £60.00

A fantastic ancient agate bead with wonderful banding.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Indus Valley
Condition: Excellent with minor weathering
27 mm x 13 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £55.00

A lovely banded agate bead with superb usage patina.

Prized in the Himalayan Regions
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Condition: Good with some weathering and surface fissures. Still remains robust and suitable to be worn.
23 mm x 17 mm
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £50.00

A fine looking ancient agate bead.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: Excellent with minor weathering
20 mm x 17 mm
Large Dome Shaped Agate Bead
Large Dome Shaped Agate Bead - 25 mm
Our Price: £50.00

A large dome shaped agate bead. It is possible that this was intended to be a seal.

Origin: Western Asiatic
1000 BCE to 300 CE
diamater 25 mm depth 14 mm
Condition: Very good
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead
Our Price: £50.00

A fantastic ancient agate bead with wonderful banding and a natural crystalline eye.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Condition: Excellent with minor weathering
19 mm x 17 mm
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £45.00

A large banded agate bead.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
24 mm at widest
18.86 mm depth
Ancient Chalcedony Bead
Ancient Chalcedony Bead
Our Price: £45.00

A very nice ancient banded chalcedony bead.

Age: 1000 BCE + or -
Western Asiatic
Condition: Very good
18.83 mm x 11.13 mm
Ancient Chalcedony Bead
Ancient Chalcedony Bead
Our Price: £45.00

A large banded chalcedony bead.

Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
30.50 mm x 15.85 mm
Antique Banded Agate Choker ~ Georgian Era
Antique Banded Agate Choker ~ Georgian Era

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A superb antique strand of Georgian era banded agate beads with original clasp and strung on the original catgut cord. What is interesting about this strand is that the beads appear to be re-polished ancient banded agate Suleimani beads (possibly 2000 years old + or -). At some point they were brought to England from Western Asia or India and someone decided that they would look better if they were highly polished. It is also likely that this was more in keeping with tastes of the time. Banded agate beads and cabachons were very popular in England from the early 1700s through to the Victorian period.

46 beads
Condition: Excellent
The beads are graduated from 15 mm to 6 mm.
Origin: Private Collection, England
Age: Re-polished during the Georgian Era ~ 18th C
Huge Ancient Indo-Tibetan Agate - 33 mm
Huge Ancient Indo-Tibetan Agate - 33 mm

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A superb ancient Indo-Tibetan agate with a lovely natural eye and deep dark brown colour.

Sourced in Nepal
Condition: Mostly very good with minor weathering
Age: 300 CE + or -
33 mm at widest point.
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Agate Bead with Natural Eye

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A fantastic ancient agate bead with a wonderful natural eye. Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE Prized in the Himalayan Regions Condition: Mostly good with weathering and end wear commensurate with great age 24 mm x 18 mm
Luk Mik dZi Bead
Ancient Luk Mik - 13 mm

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A wonderful ancient tabular agate eye bead. A very sought after size for setting in a ring.

Sourced in Nepal
Condition: Very good with minor weathering on the reverse side.
Age: 1000 BCE or earlier
approx 13 mm across (depth 6.5 mm)
Luk Mik dZi Bead
Ancient Luk Mik - 19 mm

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A wonderful ancient tabular agate eye bead.

Sourced in Nepal
Condition: Very good
Age: 1000 BCE or earlier
approx 19 mm across (depth 7 mm)