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This category features agate beads that have been decorated with various designs. For other types of decorated agates please see our Chong dZi category. For decorated or etched carnelians please see our carnelian category.
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Rare Ancient Phum dZi with Longevity Decoration
Rare Ancient Phum dZi with Longevity Decoration - 22 mm
Our Price: £1,400.00

A superb ancient Phum dZi with the longevity decoration. Displaying a patina commensurate with age. Prized in Tibet and the Himalayan regions

Condition: Mostly Very Good. A robust bead with minor
weathering and superficial surface fissures.
Collected in the 1980s (Private European Collection)
22 mm x 16.5 mm
400 BCE to 600 CE
Rare Ancient Decorated Agate with Mountain Peak Design
Rare Ancient Decorated Agate with Mountain Peak Design
Our Price: £1,000.00

A very rare round decorated agate bead with a six peak mountain design. It is the only bead of its type we have ever seen offered for sale.

Condition: Mostly Very Good with minor weathering and faded decoration.
Soured in India in the 1970s
Size: 13.5 mm
400 BCE to 600 CE
Rare Ancient Barrel Shaped Longevity dZi
Rare Ancient Barrel Shaped Longevity dZi
Our Price: £1,000.00

A fantastic ancient longevity dZi bead with a rare barrel shape or possibly a small ancient Phum dZi. A perfect size for adding to a mala.

Condition: Mostly Very Good with minor weathering.
Soured in Nepal
14 mm x 11 mm
400 BCE to 600 CE
Rare Ancient Four Striped Decorated Agate - 16.65 mm
Rare Ancient Four Striped Decorated Agate - 16.65 mm
Our Price: £880.00

A highly collectible large decorated agate with four equatorial stripes and weathering commensurate with age. When viewed at the side perforations two eyes can be seen. This is an extremely well worn heirloom bead that could be more than 2000 years old. What is also very interesting about this bead is that there are four holes in each of the directions and it is slightly more oval in shape.

Origin: Burma, Pyu/Tircul
Collected in the 1980s
Condition: Very Good.
No breaks or repairs
Size: 16.65 mm
Ancient Single Stripe dZi
Ancient Single Stripe dZi
Our Price: £225.00

A lovely ancient single stripe dZi bead. This dark opaque beads displays additional spots towards one of the ends.

4th Century BCE to 6th Century CE
Sourced in India in the 1970s
Condition: Very good with minor weathering
18.5 mm x 11 mm
Ancient Single Stripe Decorated Agate Disc Bead - 21 mm
Ancient Single Stripe Decorated Agate Disc Bead - 21 mm
Our Price: £108.00

A large disc shaped agate bead that has been decorated with a single equatorial stripe. Beads of this type are usually not found so large.

Origin: South East Asia
Age: 1000 years old +
Condition: Mostly good, however, there are cracks and internal fractures
but it still remains robust. No breaks or repairs.
Size: 21 mm diameter 12.5 mm depth
Chinese Braided Knotwork Necklace for beads and pendants
Chinese Braided Knotwork Necklace for beads and pendants
Our Price: £3.95

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These lovely Chinese knotwork cords are a wonderful way to showcase a special bead. The loose cord at the bottom allows you to thread a bead and wear it vertically as a pendant. By pulling the two knots at the top you are able to adjust the length.

One size fits all.
Soft silk-like braided nylon cord.
Pair of Ancient Barrel Shaped Chong dZi
Pair of Ancient Barrel Shaped Chong dZi

SOLD!

A great looking pair of ancient barrel shaped Chong dZi. One bead displays a single line decoration and the other has two zones of light and dark colour. A perfect size for adding to a mala.

Condition: Excellent
No breaks or repairs.
Origin: Tibet/Himalayan
9 mm to 9.5 mm x 8 mm
400 BCE to 600 CE