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Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi  - 42.5 mm
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi - 42.5 mm
Our Price: £2,800.00

A stunning large ancient Chong dZi displaying four stripes. Blood spots can also be seen under magnification.This particular type of Chong (Tibetan Wylie: mChong) is most associated with the Himalayan regions and Tibet. Tibetans value this type more than the other decorated agates that were traded to Tibet from India in ancient times. The colour of the agate material, bead size and style of the decoration is clearly of a different quality to the Indian decorated agates and this may well suggest that there was a bead making industry unique to the Himalayan regions and distinct from other known bead making industries like we find in Burma. These beads have now become incredibly scarce and seldom come into the marketplace for sale.

Condition: Very Good with minor weathering. No breaks or repairs.

Condition: Very Good with minor weathering commensurate with age. No breaks or repairs.
length 42.5 mm x 11 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE Origin:
Tibet/Nepal
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi  - 41 mm
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi - 41 mm
Our Price: £2,350.00

A stunning large ancient Chong dZi displaying four stripes. Blood spots can also be seen under magnification. This particular type of Chong (Tibetan Wylie: mChong) is most associated with the Himalayan regions and Tibet. Tibetans value this type more than the other decorated agates that were traded to Tibet from India in ancient times. The colour of the agate material, bead size and style of the decoration is clearly of a different quality to the Indian decorated agates and this may well suggest that there was a bead making industry unique to the Himalayan regions and distinct from other known bead making industries like we find in Burma. These beads have now become incredibly scarce and seldom come into the marketplace for sale.

Condition: Very Good with minor weathering and ancient medicine nik at one end. No breaks or repairs. The line on the bead in the second photo is natural crystalline banding inherent in the stone. It is not a crack.

Condition: Mostly very good with minor medicine niks at the ends. No breaks or repairs. A robust bead!
length 41 mm x 11 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Origin: Tibet/Nepal
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi  - 45 mm
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi - 45 mm
Our Price: £2,300.00

A stunning large ancient Chong dZi displaying four stripes. This particular type of Chong (Tibetan Wylie: mChong) is most associated with the Himalayan regions and Tibet. Tibetans value this type more than the other decorated agates that were traded to Tibet from India in ancient times. The colour of the agate material, bead size and style of the decoration is clearly of a different quality to the Indian decorated agates and this may well suggest that there was a bead making industry unique to the Himalayan regions and distinct from other known bead making industries like we find in Burma. These beads have now become incredibly scarce and seldom come into the marketplace for sale.

Condition: Very Good with minor weathering and ancient medicine nik at one end. No breaks or repairs. The reddhish line on the bead is a natural crystalline band inherent in the stone. It is not a crack.

length 45 mm x 11 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Origin: Tibet/Nepal
Ancient Four Striped Chung dZi with Gold Repair
Huge Ancient Four Striped Chung dZi with Gold Repair - 69 mm
Our Price: £1,995.00

A very large and dramatic ancient Chong dZi that is slightly bow shaped. The bead is crafted from a dark opaque agate and displays four stripes. It has been repaired with a band of 22 K gold. A very powerful looking dZi bead that looks wonderful strung on its own or as a stiking focal bead on a necklace.

length 69 mm x 19 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Origin: Tibet/Nepal
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi  - 29.5 mm
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi - 29.5 mm
Our Price: £1,350.00

A vibrant ancient Chong dZi displaying four stripes. This particular type of Chong (Tibetan Wylie: mChong) is most associated with the Himalayan regions and Tibet. Tibetans value this type more than the other decorated agates that were traded to Tibet from India in ancient times. The colour of the agate material, bead size and style of the decoration is clearly of a different quality to the Indian decorated agates and this may well suggest that there was a bead making industry unique to the Himalayan regions and distinct from other known bead making industries like we find in Burma. These beads have now become incredibly scarce and seldom come into the marketplace for sale.

Condition: Mostly very good with minor medicine niks at the ends. No breaks or repairs. A robust bead!
length 29.5 mm x 9.5 mm 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Origin: Tibet/Nepal
Ancient Chung dZi Bead
Large Ancient Damaged Chung dZi
Our Price: £220.00

An impressive damaged portion of an extremely large Chung dZi. This piece would have easily been more than 10 cm in length when whole. A large decorated stripe still wraps around the body. It would look very striking if it was capped in gold.

Origin: Tibet/Himalayan
34.51mm x 23.91 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Huge Ancient Four Striped Chung dZi (Repaired) - 90 mm
Huge Ancient Four Striped Chung dZi (Repaired) - 90 mm

Price on request.

A magnificent ancient Chong dZi with four stripes. It has been repaired due to an ancient break in the centre of the bead. This means it was originally found in two parts and then joined together to make the bead complete. It is now almost impossible to find Chong dZi of this type and even more difficult to find them in such a dramatic size. Despite the break it is still a very rare bead and can still be strung and worn.

length 90 mm x 23 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Origin: Tibet/Nepal