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Above: Ancient Sapphire Beads from Sri Lanka.


In this category you will find ancient and antique stone beads from the Himalayan regions and beyond. This may include rock crystal, amethyst, citrine, steatite, garnet, lapis lazuli, topaz, aquamarine, jade, green and blue chalcedony, ruby, sapphire, amazonite and jet. From time to time we will also include some newly created gemstone beads that are of uncommon quality.
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Rare Dzambhala Gemstone Rock Crystal Carving - 3.8 inches
Rare Dzambhala Gemstone Rock Crystal Carving - 3.8 inches
Our Price: £1,250.00

A one of a kind special commission statue.

A rare gemstone carving of Dzambhala (also Jambala). In this form he is also known as Yellow Dzambhala and is regarded as the Bodhisattva of spiritual and material wealth. He is also viewed as an emanation of Chenrezig. This piece is entirely carved by hand as a small gemstone rupa from a single piece of vibrant natural rock crystal. It is very hard to find natural rock crystal in this quality and a large amount of rough material is often wasted in the carving process. This of course means that very few gemstone carvings are available in this size. Stunning!

Material: Rock Crystal (Flawless)
height approx 3.8 inches
width approx 2.7 inches
weight 264.8 grams
Gemstone Sapphire Akshobya Buddha Carving - 2.3 inches
Rare Gemstone Sapphire Akshobhya Buddha Carving - 2.3 inches
Our Price: £1,180.00

Unique and one of a kind. Carved by special commission.

A delightful gemstone carving of the Buddha Akshobhya (Tibetan: Mitrugpa), one of the principle Dhyani Buddhas. The name Akshobya means 'immovable one' and he is seen here holding a Vajra or Dorje, the principle symbol of the Vajra family. He represents the transformation of anger or hatred into mirror-like wisdom.

Condition: Excellent
Gemstone Material: Natural Untreated Sapphire
2.3 inches x 1.4 inches
66.8 grams
Miniature Gemstone Rock Crystal Standing Padmapani Carving
Rare Gemstone Rock Crystal Standing Padmapani Carving 4.4 inches
Our Price: £1,180.00

Carved by special commission. Unique and one of a kind.

A superlative gemstone carving of standing Padmapani (Chenrezig). This exquisite figurine is beautifully hand carved from a single piece of vibrant and clear quartz crystal. This is the sort of crystal carving only ever seen in museums and is in a style attributed to the 13th C and earlier.

Condition: Excellent
Material: Natural Quartz Crystal
height 4.4 inches
width 1.6 inches
99.3 grams
Rare Sapphire Stone Carving of Maitreya Buddha
Rare Sapphire Stone Carving of Maitreya Buddha
Our Price: £1,180.00

Unique and one of a kind!

A serene stone carving depicting the seated Buddha Maitreya. Hand carved from a single piece of sapphire. It is extremely hard to find hand carved stone statues of Tibetan Buddhas and deities, so this piece is very rare and highly collectible. This Maitreya carving was especially commissioned and is the only one that we will offer here.

Condition: Excellent
Material: Sapphire
height 3.5 inches width 2.2 inches depth 1.7 inches
10001.5 carats (200.3 grams)
HAND CARVED ROCK CRYSTAL BUDDHA STATUE - 5.1 inches
HAND CARVED ROCK CRYSTAL BUDDHA STATUE - 5.1 inches
Our Price: £950.00

A very rare quality hand carved rock crystal statue of the Buddha Shakyamuni. This is a one off piece and was hand carved by a master stone carver in Thailand. Gemstone Buddha statues are very difficult to find and they are rarely so large. A very serene and majestic stone carving that seems to glow from within.

Height approx 5.1 inches
width approx 2.9 inches
Origin: Hand carved in Thailand
Material: Natural Untreated Rock Crystal

All blemishes are natural and inherent in the crystal.
Rare Medicine Green Tara Hydrogrossular Garnet Gemstone Carving - 4.3 inches
Rare Medicine Green Tara Hydrogrossular Garnet Gemstone Carving - 4.3 inches
Our Price: £880.00

Only 1 available!

A large green garnet gemstone carving of Green Tara in her rarely seen healing or medicine form. Here she represents the 21 emanations of Tara and their ability to heal and overcome 21 different diseases of the body and mind. Entirely carved by hand as a gemstone rupa from a single piece of green Hydrogrossular Garnet. This is a unique one of a kind carving that was made by special commission.

Material: Hydrogrossular Garnet
height approx 4.3 inches
width approx 2.7 inches
weight 182.3 grams
Rare Dzambhala Gemstone Citrine Crystal Carving - 2.3 inches
Rare Dzambhala Gemstone Citrine Crystal Carving - 2.3 inches
Our Price: £850.00

A one of a kind special commission statue.

A rare gemstone carving of Dzambhala (also Jambala). In this form he is also known as Yellow Dzambhala and is regarded as the Bodhisattva of spiritual and material wealth. He is also viewed as an emanation of Chenrezig. This piece is entirely carved by hand as a small gemstone rupa from a single piece of natural golden citrine. It is very hard to find natural citrine in this quality and a large amount of rough material is often wasted in the carving process. A perfect Dzambhala carving!

Gemstone Material: Untreated Citrine Crystal (Flawless)
height approx 2.3 inches
width approx 1.25 inches
weight 45.8 grams
Gemstone Rock Crystal Ratnasambhava Buddha Carving
Gemstone Rock Crystal Ratnasambhava Buddha Carving
Our Price: £850.00

Unique and one of a kind. Carved by special commission.

A masterful gemstone carving of the Buddha Ratnasambhava, one of the principle Dhyani Buddhas. The name Ratnasambhava means 'origin of jewels' and he is seen with an outstretched hand in the varada mudra of generosity. His activity includes enriching and increasing knowledge of the Dharma. This figurine is beautifully hand carved from a single piece of vibrant and clear quartz crystal. It is almost impossible to find crystal carvings in such bright and clear material. It is also difficult to capture this carving accurately in a photo because of the way the light is reflected throughout the body, causing the impression of water-like swirls where there is none.

Condition: Excellent
Material: Natural Quartz Crystal
3.2 inches x 1.65 inches
91.4 grams
Very Rare Natural Rock Crystal Sphere
Very Rare Natural Rock Crystal Sphere
Our Price: £850.00

Rare!

A spectacular looking natural rock crystal sphere. It is almost impossible to find crystal spheres without cloudiness or inclusions, so examples such as this are seldom seen. Also, many spheres that are claimed to be natural crystal are in fact made from glass. Flawless crystal spheres are also used as an important symbol in the Dzogchen teachings. A Dzogchen master may also use a crystal sphere for his or her direct introduction to the nature of mind.


Completely natural and untreated clear rock crystal (not glass, led crystal, 'fused quartz', pressed quartz, 'Asian Quartz' or 'Chinese Quartz' which are in fact all made from glass despite what the seller claims).

Aquired as part of an old British collection.
comes complete with a small green nephrite jade stand
diameter 50 mm


Fine Quality Hand Carved Ruby Karma Pakshi with 22 Kt Gold Frame
Fine Quality Hand Carved Ruby Karma Pakshi with 22 Kt Gold Frame
Our Price: £810.00

A rare amulet that displays a special ruby stone carving of Karma Pakshi, the second Gyalwa Karmapa. Here he is seen seated and wielding a vajra and phurba. It has been beautifully framed with hand beaten 22 kt gold and has a suspension hoop at the apex. The ancient style gold work is incredibly striking and beautifully complements the ruby. This amulet was a special commission and is therefore unique and one of a kind.

Material: Carved from natural gemstone ruby and 22 kt gold
frame height approx 48.5 mm
width approx 35 mm
Very Rare Natural Rock Crystal Sphere
Very Rare Natural Rock Crystal Sphere
Our Price: £800.00

A spectacular looking rock crystal sphere. It is now almost impossible to find natural crystal spheres without cloudiness, internal fractures or inclusions, so examples such as this are seldom seen. Also, most spheres that are claimed to be natural rock crystal are in fact made from glass. Flawless crystal spheres are very sought after in the world of Tibetan Buddhism and are used as an important symbol and support in the Dzogchen teachings. A Dzogchen master will sometimes use a crystal sphere for his or her direct introduction to the nature of mind.

Completely natural and untreated clear rock crystal (not glass, led crystal, pressed quartz, 'fused quartz', 'Asian Quartz' or 'Chinese Quartz' which are in fact all made from glass despite what the seller claims).

comes complete with a small nephrite jade stand
diameter 48 mm


Fine Quality Hand Carved Yellow Beryl Ratnasambhava with 22 Kt Gold Frame
Fine Quality Hand Carved Yellow Beryl Ratnasambhava with 22 Kt Gold Frame
Our Price: £790.00

A rare golden amulet that displays a special yellow beryl gemstone carving of the Buddha Ratnasambhava, one of the principle Dhyani Buddhas. The name Ratnasambhava means 'origin of jewels' and he is seen with an outstretched hand in the varada mudra of generosity. It has been beautifully framed with hand beaten 22 kt gold and has a suspension hoop at the apex. The beryl has also been faceted around the front edges and reverse. This impressive gemstone amulet was a special commission and is therefore unique and one of a kind.

Material: Carved from natural yellow beryl gemstone and 22 kt gold
frame height approx 40 mm
width approx 23 mm
weight 14.5 grams
Ancient Strand of Spindle Whorl Beads - Western Asiatic - 38 beads
Ancient Strand of Spindle Whorl Beads - Western Asiatic - 38 beads
Our Price: £750.00

A huge and heavy strand of 38 ancient spindle whorl beads. There are good range of sizes and shapes and some are incised with eyes and other decorations. All beads are crafted from black stone or steatite.

Condition: Mostly very good with weathering commensurate with age.
approx length of necklace = 25 inches
Western Asiatic Age: 1000 BCE + or -
largest 34 mm x 27 mm
smallest 21 mm
Vintage Faceted Aquamarine Necklace with Antique Indian Gold Spacers
Vintage Faceted Aquamarine Necklace with Antique Indian Gold Spacers
Our Price: £745.00

A magnificent necklace comprised of vintage faceted Aquamarine beads and antique Indian gold spacer beads (18ct and 22ct). Beautifully strung and ready to be worn.

Private European collection from the 1980s
Condition: Excellent
approx length of necklace including clasp = 17.5 inches

Fine Quality Hand Carved Yellow Beryl Ratnasambhava with 22 Kt Gold Frame
Fine Quality Hand Carved Yellow Beryl Ratnasambhava with 22 Kt Gold Frame
Our Price: £740.00

Tear Drop Shape Carving

A rare golden amulet that displays a special yellow beryl gemstone carving of the Buddha Ratnasambhava, one of the principle Dhyani Buddhas. The name Ratnasambhava means 'origin of jewels' and he is seen with an outstretched hand in the varada mudra of generosity. It has been beautifully framed with hand beaten 22 kt gold and has a suspension hoop at the apex. The beryl has also been faceted around the front edges and reverse. This impressive gemstone amulet was a special commission and is therefore unique and one of a kind.

Material: Carved from natural gemstone ruby and 22 kt gold
frame height approx 41 mm
width approx 27 mm
weight 12.2 grams
Jade Stone Carving of Chenrezig
Rare Jade Stone Carving of Four Armed Chenrezig - Extra Large
Our Price: £740.00

A one of a kind large nephrite jade carving of four armed Chenrezig. Carved from a deep green jade that is from the same source as the famous Jade Buddha for Universal Peace.

Height approx 4.5 icnhes
Width approx 4.25
Hand carved from genuine untreated Nephrite Jade.
876 grams
Ancient Rock Crystal Necklace - Western Asiatic
Ancient Rock Crystal Necklace - Western Asiatic
Our Price: £695.00

An amazing one of a kind ancient rock crystal necklace from Western Asia. Includes a wonderful mix of round beads, longer faceted beads and rare drop pendant beads. Strung with a modern silver toggle clasp.

Condition: Mostly excellent with minor weathering commensurate with age.
Age: 400 BCE + or -
Origin: Western Asiatic
length approx 19 inches
Rare Hand Carved Lapis Lazuli Medicine Buddha
Rare Hand Carved Lapis Lazuli Medicine Buddha
Our Price: £695.00

Only 1 available!

A rare quality hand carved lapis lazuli Medicine Buddha statue. In his right hand he holds the healing Myrobalan plant and he sits on a double lotus base.

Material: Natural Lapis Lazuli
height approx 2.1 inches x 1.5 inches
Hand Carved Lapis Lazuli Medicine Buddha
Rare Hand Carved Lapis Lazuli Medicine Buddha
Our Price: £695.00

An incredibly rare quality hand carved lapis lazuli Medicine Buddha in the style of a Tsa Tsa tablet. In his right hand he holds the healing Myrobalan plant. This is a one off piece and was carved by a master stone carver in Nepal. A choice piece of lapis was selected with gorgeous cloud-like quartz inclusions and flecks of golden pyrite. Beautiful!

Hand carved in Nepal.
Material: Natural Lapis Lazuli
height approx 2.8 inches (72 mm)
Rare Black Dzambhala (Standing Kubera) Sugilite Gemstone Carving - 2.4 inches
Rare Black Dzambhala (Standing Kubera) Sugilite Gemstone Carving - 2.4 inches
Our Price: £680.00

Only 1 available!

A rare gemstone carving of standing Dzambhala (also Jambala). In this form he is also known as Black Kubera and is regarded as a manifestation of Buddha Akshobhya and chief of the Dzambhala families. This piece is entirely carved by hand as a small gemstone rupa from a single piece of Sugilite, with dark black to purple tones. This is a unique one of a kind carving that was made by special commission. Perfect as a shrine support or can also be used for water torma (Chutor) offerings.

Material: Sugilite
height approx 2.4 inches
width approx 1.3 inches
weight 51.1 grams
Amitabha Buddha ~  Lapis Lazuli Stone Carving
Amitabha Buddha ~ Lapis Lazuli Stone Carving
Our Price: £625.00

Only 1 available!

A lovely stone carving depicting the Buddha Amitabha. Hand carved from a single piece of high quality Lapis Lazuli.

Condition: Excellent
Material: Lapis Lazuli with Golden Pyrite
height 1.9 inches width 1.3 inches depth 17 mm
110 carats (22 grams)
Ancient Bactrian Lapis Lazuli Bead Necklace
Ancient Bactrian Lapis Lazuli Bead Necklace - 71 beads
Our Price: £580.00

A stunning necklace comprised of 71 ancient Bactrian Lapis Lazuli. Beads are matched in size and are mostly round in shape. Strung on braided nylon cord with knots bewteen in each bead and a gilt clasp.

Age: 600 BCE to 600 CE
length of necklace approx 20 inches
each bead measure on average 8 mm
Condition: Excellent
Origin: Afghanistan
Mixed Ancient Stone Bead Necklace - Western Asiatic
Mixed Ancient Stone Bead Necklace - Western Asiatic
Our Price: £560.00

An impressive collection of ancient stone beads all gathered on one necklace. Including: decorated carnelians, carnelian seal,  jade, jet, agate, sardonyx, aventurine, shell, mother or pearl and glass. Strung with a quality silver clasp and ready to be worn. Great value!

Private European collection from the 1980s
Western Asiatic/Iran/Indus Valley 200 CE to 600 CE
Condition: Mostly very good with weathering commensurate with age.
approx length of necklace = 27 inches
large tabular carnelian focal bead = 24 mm
largest turquoise = 29.5 mm x 22 mm
coral = 8 mm to 12 mm
Fine Quality Hand Carved Yellow Beryl Dzambhala with 22 Kt Gold Frame
Fine Quality Hand Carved Yellow Beryl Dzambhala with 22 Kt Gold Frame
Our Price: £550.00

Only 1 available!

A rare golden amulet that displays a special yellow beryl gemstone carving of Dzambhala (also spelled Jambhala). The name Dzambhala means “Precious Golden Deity, who gathers or brings the wealth of Dharma and material security and accomplishment to our lives”. It has been beautifully framed with hand beaten 22 kt gold in the ancient Roman style and has a suspension hoop at the apex. The yellow beryl has also been faceted around the front edges and reverse. This impressive gemstone amulet was a special commission and is therefore unique and one of a kind.

Material: Carved from natural yellow beryl gemstone and 22 kt gold
frame height including suspension hoop approx 30 mm
width approx 19 mm
weight 5.9 grams
Antique Chinese Jade Tiger Pendant - 19th C
Antique Chinese Jade Tiger Pendant - 19th C
Our Price: £550.00

A well carved nephrite jade pendant in the form of a crouching tiger. There is a hole for suspension in between the front paws.

Origin: China
Condition: Excellent
Sourced from an old collection here in the UK.
Late 19th Century/early 20th C
49.5 mm (length) x 18 mm (width) x 24.5 mm (height)
RARE JADE MILAREPA CARVING - 5 inches
RARE JADE MILAREPA CARVING - 5 inches
Our Price: £550.00

A rare green nephrite jade Milarepa seated within a rocky outcrop or cave. This is a hand carved one off piece that you will not find in any other store. Stone statues of Tibetan deities and lineage gurus are particularly hard to source. The jade material was sourced in Canada and then shipped to Thailand where it was carved by a master stone carver. It is also carved from the same material as the world famous 9ft Jade Buddha for Universal Peace.

Milarepa was famous for his spontaneous songs of realisation. During his 12 years of strict retreat he subsisted on nettle tea and eventually it turned his skin green, hence the reason he is often depicted as being green in colour. Crafting his image from green jade is therefore particularly appropriate.

height approx 5 inches
Width approx 4 inches
Weight 709 grams

Antique Chinese Nephrite Jade Boar or Pig - late 19th C
Antique Chinese Nephrite Jade Boar or Pig - late 19th C
Our Price: £520.00

A delightful deep green nephrite jade boar or pig. There is a small suspension hole in the tail and mouth to allow it to be strung. The pig is one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac. It is traditionally viewed as a symbol of prosperity and good fortune and believed to ward off evil spirits. An old Chinese custom was to have young male children wear hats and shoes in the shape of a pig. Chinese parents believed this would avoid misfortune since the evil spirits would be tricked into thinking the child was actually a pig. The dead were also buried with jade pigs placed in their hands to create the causes for a wealthy rebirth.

Condition: Excellent
64 mm x 19 mm
Origin: China
from an old UK collection.
Age: Late 19th/Early 20th C

Rare Carved White Tara Ruby Gemstone Cabochon
Rare Carved White Tara Ruby Gemstone Cabochon
Our Price: £480.00

A rare ruby cabachon of large size depicting the female Buddha, White Tara. It would look amazing framed with gold and worn as a pendant.

Hand carved. Genuine natural ruby gemstone.
41 mm x 38 mm
36.7 grams or 183.5 carats
Amitabha Buddha ~  Ruby & Zoisite Stone Carving
Amitabha Buddha ~ Ruby Stone Carving
Our Price: £450.00

A lovely stone carving depicting the Buddha Amitabha or alternatively Buddha Shakyamuni in the meditation posture. Beautifully hand carved from a single piece of Ruby with a small zone of Green Zoisite on the reverse.

Condition: Excellent
Material: Ruby & Zoisite
height 50 mm x 36 mm
155 carats (31 grams)
Antique Rock Crystal Cicada
Antique (Ancient?) Chinese Rock Crystal Cicada Pendant
Our Price: £450.00

A lovely looking hand carved rock crystal cicada pendant. Since ancient times the Chinese have regarded them as symbols of immortality and they were seen to give protection to the wearer after death. Jade cicadas were often placed on the tongue of the deceased before they were buried, thus ensuring a smooth journey to the next life. A small antique amber bead (8 mm) strung on recent braided cord is also included.

Origin: China
Condition: Very good with a small surface dig at the perforation
Aquired from an old Asian art collection in the UK.
Age: This piece could easily be several hundred years old or more ( a similar piece is dated to the 1st/2nd Century BCE in the British Museum)
Size: 36 mm x 21 mm

Rare Buddha & Stupa Carving in Labradorite
Rare Buddha & Stupa Carving in Labradorite
Our Price: £425.00

Only 1 available!

A stunning stone carving depicting the Buddha in meditation posture. Hand carved from a single piece of vibrant Labradorite. On the reverse side is carved a stupa or chorten, which is a symbol of the fully awakened mind of the Buddhas. This carving has an amazing play of blue iridecense and is a one off piece.

Condition: Excellent
Material: Labradorite
height 50 mm width 34.5 mm depth 19 mm
195 carats
Antique Jade Dragon & Fish Pendant  - 19th C
Antique Jade Dragon & Fish Pendant - 19th C
Our Price: £425.00

A well carved translucent jade pendant displaying a stylised water dragon and fish. It has a suspension hole in the mouth of the dragon.

Sourced from an old Asian Arts collection here in the UK.
Origin: China
Condition: Excellent
19th Century
52 mm x 44 mm

Vintage Beryl, Aquamarine, Garnet & Peridot Necklace with 22ct Indian Gold Spacers
Vintage Beryl, Aquamarine, Garnet & Peridot Necklace with 22ct Indian Gold Spacers
Our Price: £420.00

A gorgeous necklace comprised of faceted Beryl and Aquamarine, garnet and peridot. Each bead is flanked by 22ct Indian gold spacer beads. Beautifully strung with a high quality vintage silver clasp. Ready to be worn.

Private European collection from the 1980s
Condition: Excellent
approx length of necklace = 17 inches

Four Very Rare Ancient Ceylon Sapphire Gemstone Beads
Four Very Rare Ancient Ceylon Sapphire Gemstone Beads
Our Price: £400.00

A rare group of four ancient freeform Ceylon Sapphire beads. Displaying various tones of blue and violet. Sapphires from Sri Lanka (Ceylon) have been coveted since ancient times and Sri Lanka itself was known as 'Ratnadeepa' in the Indian language, which means 'Island of Gems'. Ancient sapphire beads rarely come into the marketplace for sale.


Age of Sapphire Beads: 1000 years + (9th to 10th C).
Natural untreated gemstone sapphire
4 Sapphire beads of freeform shape
total weight of beads 3.1 grams
largest approx 10.5 mm
smallest approx 8.5 mm
Colour: Blue/Violet
Vintage Beryl & Garnet Necklace with Antique Indian Gold Spacers
Vintage Beryl & Garnet Necklace with Antique Indian Gold Spacers
Our Price: £385.00

A very lovely necklace comprised of vintage faceted Beryl (Aquamarine) pendant beads and vintage faceted garnet beads and antique faceted Indian gold spacer beads (18ct). One of the pendant beads appears to be crafted from tourmaline. Beautifully strung and ready to be worn.

Private European collection from the 1980s
Condition: Excellent
approx length of necklace = 16 inches

Ancient Lapis Lazuli and Antique Silver Necklace - 17 inches
Ancient Lapis Lazuli and Antique Silver Necklace - 17 inches
Our Price: £378.00

A gorgeous necklace comprised of ancient deeep blue Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan and antique silver beads from India. Includes a more recently made high quality silver clasp.

Private European collection from the 1980s
Afghanistan/India
Condition: Excellent with minor weathering commensurate with age.
approx length of necklace = 17 inches
Amitabha Buddha Gemstone Ruby Carving
Amitabha Buddha Gemstone Ruby Carving
Our Price: £350.00

Unique and one of a kind.

A lovely stone carving depicting the Buddha Amitabha. Beautifully hand carved from a single piece of Ruby with the look and feel of a small Tsa Tsa. It would look wonderful framed with gold and worn as a pendant.

Condition: Excellent
Material: Ruby
height 25 mm x 18.5 mm
8.3 grams
Antique Nephrite Jade Tiger Amulet
Antique Nephrite Jade Tiger Amulet
Our Price: £350.00

A lovely antique deep green nephrite jade pendant in the form of a tiger. There is a suspension hole at the tail to allow it to be worn as a pendant.

47 mm x 30 mm
Origin: China
from an old UK collection.
late 19th/ early 20th C
Condition: Very good
Fine Quality Hand Carved Banded Agate Monkey
Fine Quality Hand Carved Banded Agate Monkey
Our Price: £325.00

A delightful agate stone carving of a seated monkey holding a fruit.

Hand carved from natural banded agate.
height approx 51 mm
Width approx 31 mm
Weight 52.9 grams

Zoomorphic Jade Pendant
Hand Carved Double Sided Zoomorphic Jade Pendant
Our Price: £300.00

A fine looking jade pendant carved in what appears to be a stylised tiger or feline like creature. There is a suspension hole at the top to allow it to be strung and worn as a pendant. There does appear to be some age to this piece and the carving is very well executed.

Origin: China
Age: Early to Mid 20th C
77 mm x 29 mm
67 grams
Condition: Very good
Material: Nephrite Jade
Nephrite Jade Double Tiger Pendant
Old Nephrite Jade Double Tiger Pendant
Our Price: £300.00

A deep green jade pendant carved in the shape of two crouching Tigers. There are suspension holes at the top and bottom to allow it to be strung and worn as a pendant. There does appear to be some age to this piece.

Origin: China
Age: Mid 20th C
45 mm x 41 mm
Condition: Very good
Antique Chinese Nephrite Jade Fish Pendant
Antique Chinese Nephrite Jade Fish Pendant
Our Price: £295.00

A lovely old nephrite jade pendant in the form of a stylised fish. There is a suspension hole in the mouth to allow it to be worn as a pendant.

61.5 mm x 22.5 mm
Origin: China
from an old UK collection.
early to mid 20th C
Condition: Excellent
Bow Shaped Stone Bead
Large Bow Shaped Stone Bead (possibly ancient)
Our Price: £295.00

A very large bow shaped stone bead of rare appearance and size. The bead has been crafted from stone (possibly chlorite schist) and displays a central band of quartz. This bead is in perfect condition. It was originally purchased strung on a strand with ancient Pyu beads. This is the only example of a bow shaped bead made from this material that we have seen. It is therefore difficult to say whether it is genuinely ancient. Large bow shaped beads have certainly been found in Burma and the Himalayan regions and some may be well over 2000 years old.

Whether this bead was originally from Burma or was traded from elsewhere is unknown. Round beads (believed to be of ancient origin) made from the same material have certainly been found in India and the Indus Valley region, so perhaps this was where it was originally crafted. It is a very handsome one of a kind bead and would make a stunning focal bead on necklace.

55.40 mm x 22.40 mm
Origin: Burma but possibly traded from elsewhere
Condition: Excellent
Antique Chinese Snow Lion/Fu Dog Smoky Quartz Seal or Chop - 19th C
Antique Chinese Snow Lion/Fu Dog Smoky Quartz Seal or Chop - 19th C
Our Price: £250.00

A delightful hand carved Chinese seal or chop. Carved from a single piece of smoky quartz. The base remains free from any personal design motif.

Origin: China
Condition: Excellent. All blemishes are inherent in the stone.
Aquired from an old Asian art collection in the UK.
Age: 19th C
Size: 58.5 mm x 27 mm

Large Antique Chinese Jade Bi Disc
Large Antique Chinese Jade Bi Disc
Our Price: £250.00

A lovely deep green Chinese nephrite jade Bi disc. This piece came out of an old British collection and although it looks like an ancient neolithic Bi disc, it probably only dates to the late 19th or Early 20th C.

82 mm diameter
Origin: China
late 19th/ early 20th C
Condition: Very good
Rare Hand Carved Mother of Pearl Buddha Statue
Rare Hand Carved Mother of Pearl Buddha Statue
Our Price: £250.00

A very rare luminous Mother of Pearl Buddha statue that displays stunning irridescense that is hard to capture in a photograph. It is extremely difficult to carve material in this size and quality pieces are very hard to come by. The material was selected by a gemologist and the carving was done by special commission in Thailand. Unique and beautiful!

Material: Mother Of Pearl
height approx 39 mm
width approx 23 mm
Two Large Ancient Amethyst Beads
Two Large Ancient Amethyst Beads
Our Price: £240.00

Two rare deep purple ancient amethyst beads. One has a freeform shape and the other has a long bicone shape

Condition: Mostly very good with weathering commensurate with age.
Western Asiatic
2000 years old + or -
30 mm x 23 mm (freeform shape) and 32 mm x 17 mm (long bicone shape)
Zoomorphic Jade Pendant
Hand Carved Zoomorphic Jade Tiger Pendant
Our Price: £200.00

A fine looking large nephrite jade pendant carved in what appears to be a stylised crouching tiger or feline like creature. There is a suspension hole at the top to allow it to be strung and worn as a pendant. There does appear to be some age to this piece and the carving is very well executed.

Origin: China
From an old collection here in the UK.
Age: Early to Mid 20th C
94 mm x 29.5 mm x 12 mm
67 grams
Condition: Very good
Material: Nephrite Jade
18 Mawsitsit Beads - 13 mm
18 Mawsitsit Beads - 13 mm
Our Price: £180.00

A vibrant group of rare quality Mawsitsit beads. They display a deep vivid green colour and are perfectly matched. Mawsisit is composed of several different minerals, including kosmochlor (also known as ureyite), varying amounts of chromium-enriched jadeite, and albite feldspa. Mawsitsit is a deep lush green and black streaks or spots may be present in the material. It is typically translucent to opaque in clarity.

13 mm
Condition: Excellent
Origin: Burma
Ancient South East Asian Faceted Stone Bead - 29.5 mm
Ancient South East Asian Faceted Stone Bead - 29.5 mm
Our Price: £175.00

A rare faceted stone bead from South East Asia. This bead displays a pale blue green hue and it might indicate it is in fact crafted from aquamarine or even amazonite.

29.5 mm x 12 mm
Origin: Ancient South East Asia
Age: 1000 years +
Condition: Very good with minor weathering commensurate with age.
Ancient South East Asian Jade Earring - 31 mm
Ancient South East Asian Jade Earring - 31 mm
Our Price: £175.00

A wonderful deep green ancient jade earring from South East Asia. It would also make a great focal pendant.

31 mm x 24.5 mm
Origin: Ancient South East Asia
Age: 1000 BCE + or -
Condition: Very good with minor weathering commensurate with age.
Old Chinese Nephrite Jade Dragon Pendant
Old Chinese Nephrite Jade Dragon Pendant
Our Price: £175.00

A very well carved old nephrite jade pendant in the form of a stylised dragon. There is a suspension hole in the mouth to allow it to be worn as a pendant. The 2nd photo is taken with flash photography and therefore the colour appears more green than in natural conditions.

61.5 mm x 22.5 mm
Origin: China
from an old UK collection.
mid 20th C
Condition: Excellent
Ancient Indus Valley Stone Bead - 29.5 mm
Ancient Indus Valley Jasper Stone Bead - 29.5 mm
Our Price: £160.00

A fine looking ancient Indus Valley jasper bead.

Indus Valley
Condition: Excellent. No breaks or cracks.
29.5 mm x 12 mm
1000 BCE + or -
Sapphire Stone Buddha Carving
Sapphire Stone Buddha Carving
Our Price: £160.00

A lovely miniature gemstone Buddha carving. Beautifully hand carved from a single piece of blue sapphire. A perfect size for adding to a gau.

Condition: Excellent
Material: Natural Sapphire
height 24 mm x 14.5 mm
3.3 grams
Miniature Hand Carved Sapphire Ganesha Statue
Miniature Hand Carved Sapphire Ganesha Statue
Our Price: £158.00

A small hand carved gemstone Ganesha statue. Carved from a single piece of natural sapphire. Beautiful colour!

Material: Sapphire
height approx 20 mm
width approx 19 mm
9.7 grams or 48.5 carats
Miniature Gemstone Rock Crystal Standing Padmapani Carving
Miniature Gemstone Rock Crystal Standing Padmapani Carving
Our Price: £150.00

Carved by special commission.

A lovely miniature gemstone carving of standing Padmapani (Chenrezig). This small figurine is beautifully hand carved from a single piece of vibrant and clear quartz crystal. A perfect size for adding to a gau.

Condition: Excellent
Material: Natural Quartz Crystal
height 53 mm x 16 mm
17.3 grams
Miniature Gemstone Rock Crystal Standing White Tara Carving
Miniature Gemstone Rock Crystal Standing White Tara Carving
Our Price: £150.00

Carved by special commission.

A lovely miniature gemstone carving of White Tara in her standing form.This small figurine is beautifully hand carved from a single piece of vibrant and clear quartz crystal. A perfect size for adding to a gau.

Condition: Excellent
Material: Natural Quartz Crystal
height 49 mm x 16 mm
7.6 grams
Miniature Gemstone Rock Crystal Vairochana Buddha Carving
Miniature Gemstone Rock Crystal Vairochana Buddha Carving
Our Price: £150.00

Unique and one of a kind. Carved by special commission.

A lovely miniature gemstone carving of the Buddha Vairochana, one of the principle Dhyani Buddhas. Vairochana represents Primordial Wisdom or the wisdom of shunyata (emptiness) and is white in colour.. This small figurine is beautifully hand carved from a single piece of vibrant and clear quartz crystal. A perfect size for adding to a gau.

Condition: Excellent
Material: Natural Quartz Crystal
height 42 mm x 20 mm
9.9 grams
Ancient Amethyst Bead - 24 mm
Ancient Amethyst Bead - 24 mm
Our Price: £150.00

A rare quality deep purple ancient amethyst bead.

Condition: Mostly very good with weathering commensurate with age. Slight nik at one end
Western Asiatic
2000 years old + or -
24 mm x 11 mm (freeform shape)
Old Nephrite Jade Bead - 60 mm
Old Nephrite Jade Bead - 60 mm
Our Price: £150.00

A very large green nephrite jade bead from China.

Origin: China
Age:Antique? Ancient?
60 mm x 15 mm
Condition: Excellent
Ancient Indus Valley Stone Bead - 32 mm
Ancient Indus Valley Stone Bead - 32 mm
Our Price: £140.00

A great black and white ancient Indus Valley stone bead.

Indus Valley
Condition: Excellent. No breaks or cracks.
32 mm x 11 mm
1000 BCE + or -
Amitabha Buddha ~  Ruby Stone Carving
Amitabha Buddha ~ Ruby Stone Carving
Our Price: £140.00

A lovely stone carving depicting the Buddha Amitabha. Beautifully hand carved from a single piece of Ruby with a small zone of Green Zoisite on the reverse.

Condition: Excellent
Material: Ruby & Zoisite
height 26 mm x 15.5 mm
3.2 grams
Ancient Agate Bead
Ancient Dark Stone bead with streaks of Quartz - 17 mm
Our Price: £140.00

A lovely ancient stone bead with white streaks of quartz.

Condition: Very good with weathering commensurate with age.
Western Asiatic
1000 BCE + or -
17 mm
Sapphire Stone Buddha Carving
Sapphire Stone Buddha Carving
Our Price: £130.00

A lovely miniature gemstone Buddha carving. Beautifully hand carved from a single piece of blue sapphire. A perfect size for adding to a gau.

Condition: Excellent
Material: Natural Sapphire
height 23 mm x 15 mm
4.6 grams
Jade Warring States 'Replica' Bead - 26.5 mm
Jade Warring States 'Replica' Bead - 26.5 mm
Our Price: £120.00

A very well carved jade bead that has been designed to replicate an ancient Warring States bead. It has a lovely subtle greyish blue colour.

Origin: China
Material: Jade
Age: 20th C
26.5 mm x 16.5 mm
Condition: Excellent
Garuda ~ Ruby Stone Carving
Garuda ~ Ruby Stone Carving
Our Price: £120.00

A rare stone carving depicting a Garuda with outstretched wings. Beautifully hand carved from a single piece of natural Ruby. A perfect size for adding to a gau.

Condition: Excellent
Material: Ruby
26 mm x 22 mm
3.2 grams
Ruby Stone Buddha Carving
Ruby Miniature Stone Buddha Carving
Our Price: £120.00

A rare stone Buddha seated on a double lotus base. Hand carved from a single piece of natural Ruby. A perfect size for adding to a gau.

Condition: Excellent
Material: Ruby
24 mm x 16 mm
5.4 grams
Vintage Chinese Geometric Jade Flower Pendant
Vintage Chinese Geometric Jade Flower Pendant
Our Price: £120.00

A well carved translucent jade pendant displaying a geometric flower design.

Sourced from an old Asian Arts collection here in the UK.
Origin: China
Condition: Excellent
Mid 20th Century
50 mm

Crystal Skull Bead
Large Crystal Skull Bead
Our Price: £108.00

A rare quality hand carved clear quartz crystal skull bead.

Bead size:
27.73 mm length
20 mm width
24.59 mm height
Nephrite Jade Warring States Replica Bead - 35 mm
Nephrite Jade Warring States 'Replica' Bead - 35 mm
Our Price: £90.00

A very well carved jade bead that has been designed to replicate an ancient Warring States bead.

Origin: China
Material: Nephrite Jade
Age: 20th C
35 mm x 17 mm
Condition: Very good
Ancient Rock Crystal Bead
Ancient Rock Crystal Bead
Our Price: £85.00

A lovely ancient rock crystal bead with a wonderful shape.

400 BCE to 600 CE
bead size 42 mm x 15 mm
Western Asiatic
Condition: Good with a small end chip to one end.
Large Lapis Lazuli Slab
Large Lapis Lazuli Slab
Our Price: £85.00

A large vibrant polished slab of genuine Lapis Lazuli.

approx 6.25 inches x 3.25 inches x 1.25 inches
886 grams
Condition: Excellent
Origin: Afghanistan
Carved Agate Rabbit Pendant
Carved Agate Rabbit Pendant
Our Price: £80.00

A well carved banded agate in the form of a rabbit. There is a suspension hole at the top of his front paws

Hand carved.
Sourced in Nepal
Material: Banded Agate
71 mm x 43 mm
Amethyst Gemstone Bowl - 82.5 mm
Amethyst Gemstone Bowl - 82.5 mm
Our Price: £80.00

A beautiful hand carved amethyst gemstone bowl. Displaying a beautiful deep purple colour and layers of translucent crystal.

Condition: Excellent.
Material: Amethyst
height 1.35 inches
diameter 3.25 inches (82.5 mm)
529 carats (105.8 grams)
Natural Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Bowl - 81 mm
Natural Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Bowl - 81 mm
Our Price: £80.00

A beautiful hand carved natural Lapis Lazuli gemstone bowl. The Lapis has a lovely cloud-like appearance with layers of quartz inclusions and golden pyrite.

Condition: Excellent.
Material: Lapis Lazuli
height 1.5 inches
diameter 3.2 inches (81 mm)
593 carats (118.6 grams)

Four Rock Crystal Beads - 60 mm
Four Rock Crystal Beads - 60 mm
Our Price: £80.00

Four large and beautiful natural rock crystal beads. You will receive the actual beads shown in the photograph.

Age: 20th C
Origin: China
approx 60 mm x 12 mm
Natural Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Bowl - 75 mm
Natural Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Bowl - 75 mm
Our Price: £75.00

A beautiful hand carved natural Lapis Lazuli gemstone bowl. The Lapis ranges from light to deep royal blue and has layers of quartz inclusions and golden pyrite.

Condition: Excellent.
Material: Lapis Lazuli
height 1.3 inches
diameter 3 inches (75 mm)
428.5 carats (85.7grams)

Natural Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Bowl - 74 mm
Natural Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Bowl - 74 mm
Our Price: £75.00

A beautiful hand carved natural Lapis Lazuli gemstone bowl. The Lapis ranges from light to deep royal blue and has layers of quartz inclusions and golden pyrite.

Condition: Excellent.
Material: Lapis Lazuli
height 1.3 inches
diameter 2.9 inches (74 mm)
397.5 carats (79.5 grams)

Himalayan Rock Crystal Bowl - 82.5 mm
Himalayan Rock Crystal Bowl - 82.5 mm
Our Price: £75.00

A beautiful Himalayan rock crystal gemstone bowl. Hand carved from a single piece of natural rock crystal.

Condition: Excellent.
Material: Rock Crystal
height 1.4 inches
diameter 3.25 inches (82.5 mm)
455.5 carats (91.1 grams)

fractures are inherent in the crystal and are not cracks.
Natural Tourmaline Gemstone Strand - 15 inches
Natural Tourmaline Gemstone Strand - 15 inches
Our Price: £70.00

A vibrant 15 inch strand of natural tourmaline gemstones. Displaying multi-colours and ranging from purple to deep blue. The strand is temporarily strung. Perfect for your own design projects.

Condition: Excellent
Origin: Sri Lanka
Natural and untreated
bead size approx 8 mm across
Miniature Hand Carved Sunstone Ganesha Statue
Miniature Hand Carved Sunstone Ganesha Statue
Our Price: £58.00

A small hand carved stone Ganesha statue. Carved from a single piece of natural sunstone.

Material: Sunstone
height approx 26 mm
width approx 20 mm
7.5 grams or 37.6 carats
Rose Quartz Gemstone Bowl - 80 mm
Rose Quartz Gemstone Bowl - 80 mm
Our Price: £55.00

A beautiful hand carved rose quartz gemstone bowl. Displaying a beautiful translucent soft pink colour.

Condition: Excellent.
Material: Rose Quartz
height 1.35 inches
diameter 3.2 inches (80 mm)

Sapphire Buddha Bead
Sapphire Buddha Bead
Our Price: £50.00

A lovely small genuine sapphire bead displaying a hand carved Buddha on one side.

13 mm x 9 mm
10 cts
Crystal Laughing Skull Bead
Rock Crystal Tibetan Skull Bead
Our Price: £45.00

A genuine clear rock crystal skull bead. We have a few more left in stock, so if you require more please increase the number in your cart. Each piece varies slighty in size and therefore no two beads are quite the same.

Each bead is drilled lengthways.
Bead length approx 20 to 25 mm
Width approx 15 to 18 mm
Hand crafted by special commission
Hand Carved Zoomorphic Jade Pendant - Dragon & Phoenix
Hand Carved Zoomorphic Jade Pendant - Dragon & Phoenix
Our Price: £40.00

A fine looking nephrite jade pendant carved to display a dragon and fenghuang (Chinese phoenix). Symbolising a harmonious relationship or the balance of masculine and feminine energies. There is a suspension hole at the top to allow it to be strung and worn as a pendant. Although a contemporary piece it is extremely well carved and has a lovely rusty orange colour.

Origin: China
Age: late 20th C
77 mm x 10 mm (depth)
Condition: Excellent
Material: Nephrite Jade
Natural Iolite Gemstone Strand - 15.5 inches
Natural Iolite Gemstone Strand - 15.5 inches
Our Price: £40.00

A vibrant 15.5 inch strand of natural faceted gemstones. Iolite or Cordierite is derived from the Greek word for "violet" and has also been given the name 'water sapphire'. Displaying a lovely translucent blue violet colour. The strand is temporarily strung and beads are graduated in size. Perfect for your own design projects.

Condition: Excellent
Origin: Madagascar
Natural and untreated
bead length 8 mm to 12 mm
Hand Carved Zoomorphic Jade Pendant - Dragons
Hand Carved Zoomorphic Jade Pendant - Dragons
Our Price: £30.00

A delightful nephrite jade pendant carved in a circular motif and displaying four dragons. The dragon was a potent symbol of imperial authority and strength in ancient China. It also symbolises divine powers, such as control over water, rainfall, hurricane, and floods.  Although a contemporary piece it is very nicely carved.

Origin: China
Age: late 20th C
65 mm x 6 mm (depth)
Condition: Excellent
Material: Nephrite Jade
Natural Red Garnet Gemstone Strand - 15 inches
Natural Red Garnet Gemstone Strand - 15 inches
Our Price: £30.00

A vibrant 15 inch strand of natural garnet faceted gemstones. Displaying a lovely deep purple red colour. The strand is temporarily strung. Perfect for your own design projects.

Condition: Excellent
Origin: Madagascar
Natural and untreated
bead size 4 mm diameter
Natural Blue Apatite - 3.5 mm
Natural Blue Apatite Strand - 15.5 inches
Our Price: £25.00

A vibrant 15.5 inch strand of natural gemstones. Displaying a lovely translucent turquoise blue colour and round shape. The strand is temporarily strung. Perfect for your own design projects.

Condition: Excellent
Origin: Madagascar
Natural and untreated
bead size 3.5 mm
Natural Faceted Hessonite Gemstone Strand - 15 inches
Natural Faceted Hessonite Garnet Gemstone Strand - 15 inches
Our Price: £20.00

A vibrant 15 inch strand of natural Hessonite Garnet gemstones. Displaying a deep honey colour. The strand is temporarily strung. Perfect for your own design projects.

Condition: Excellent
Origin: Brazil
Natural and untreated
bead size approx 5 mm diameter
Natural Rhodolite Gemstone Strand - 15 inches
Natural Rhodolite Garnet Gemstone Strand - 15 inches
Our Price: £12.00

A vibrant 15 inch strand of natural faceted gemstones. Rhodolite is a natural variety of garnet and the name is derived from the Greek for "rose-like". Displaying a lovely translucent purple pink colour. The strand is temporarily strung. Perfect for your own design projects.

Condition: Excellent
Origin: USA
Natural and untreated
bead size 3.5 mm diameter
Natural Crystal Shiva Lingam & Yoni Stone
Small Natural Crystal (Sphatika) Shiva Lingam & Yoni Stone
Our Price: £14.95
Sale Price: £9.95
You save £5.00!

A fine hand sculpted pure rock crystal Lingam and Yoni. The Lingam represents the consciousness of Shiva and the Yoni represents the goddess or Shakti, the female creative energy. The union of the lingam and yoni therefore represents the indivisible oneness of the male and female principles. A wonderful travel size Lingam.

approx 25 mm to 35 mm
Condition: Excellent
Origin: hand crafted in Nepal
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, black and olive green and emerald green colours are currently unavailable.
Rare Amitabha Gemstone Buddha Carving - 1.9 inches
Rare Amitabha Gemstone Buddha Carving - 1.9 inches

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A rare gemstone carving of Amitabha, the Buddha of Boundless Light. Carved entirely by hand from a single piece of rose-red Rhodochrosite. This is a unique one of a kind carving that was made by special commission. Super nice!

Material: Natural Rhodochrosite
height approx 1.9 inches
width approx 1.3 inches
weight 39.8 grams
Rare Ratnasambhava Beryl Gemstone Carving - 3.9 inches
Rare Ratnasambhava Beryl Gemstone Carving - 3.9 inches

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A large yellow beryl gemstone carving of the Buddha Ratnasambhava, one of the principle Dhyani Buddhas. The name Ratnasambhava means 'origin of jewels' and he is seen with an outstretched hand in the varada mudra of generosity. Carved from a single etched yellow beryl crystal (also known as Heliodor) and left in its natural state on the reverse. This is a unique one of a kind carving that was made by special commission.

Material: Natural Yellow Beryl Crystal
height approx 3.9 inches
width approx 2 inches
weight 182.3 grams