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In this category you will find round tabular eye beads that are known in Tibet as Luk Mik (Goat's Eye) or Ta Mik (Horse Eye). These ancient beads are either decorated with eyes or are naturally banded with concentric crystalline layers. The decorated variety are highly valued by Tibetans and are less commonly seen. We will also include other rare quality eye beads that are tabular in shape but are not necessarily of Himalayan origin.
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Ancient Luk Mik dZi Bead
Ancient Luk Mik dZi Bead - 29 mm
Our Price: £1,100.00

A delightful ancient agate eye bead displaying a fine usage patina and weathering commensurate with age.

Prized in Tibet and the Himalayan regions
Condition: Mostly Very Good. No breaks or repairs and still remaining very robust. A small nik at one of the holes worn smooth.
Age: 1000 BCE to 300 BCE
approx 29 mm x 26 mm
12 mm depth
Ancient Luk Mik dZi Bead
Ancient Luk Mik dZi Bead - 38 mm
Our Price: £950.00

A rare size ancient tabular agate bead with a greyish-blue colour, possibly indicating that it leans more towards being blue chalcedony. The overall condition is mostly very good. There are some superficial surface fissures that are inherent in the stone and seen mainly on the reverse side. Tabular beads in this size are seldom seen and they have been prized since ancient times in Tibet. Many beads of this type 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 Tabular Agate/Carnelian Bead - 24 mm
Ancient Tabular Agate/Carnelian Bead - 24 mm
Our Price: £180.00

A wonderful ancient tabular agate bead with a deep red 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
24 mm x 20 mm x 8.5 mm (depth)
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 Bead
Ancient Tabular Banded Agate Bead
Our Price: £80.00

A lovely banded agate bead

Age: 1000 BCE + or -
Western Asiatic
Condition: Mostly very good with a minor end nik worn smooth.
19 mm x 16.5 mm
Chinese Braided Knotwork Necklace for beads and pendants
Chinese Braided Knotwork Necklace for beads and pendants
Our Price: £2.95

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.
dZi bead is not included = )

Brown and black colour is currently unavailable.
Ancient Luk Mik dZi Bead
Ancient Luk Mik dZi Bead - 27.5 mm

Please contact us for the price.

A magnificent ancient agate eye bead displaying a fine usage patina and weathering commensurate with age. A particularly fine example with a large natural eye, making this a powerful looking amulet.

Prized in Tibet and the Himalayan regions
Condition: Excellent with minor weathering. No breaks or repairs.
Age: 1000 BCE + or -
approx 27.5 mm at widest point
12.5 mm depth