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Here 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, amazonite and jet. We will also include some newly created gemstone beads that are of uncommon quality.
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Himalayan Crystal Buddha Statue
HAND CARVED HIMALAYAN CRYSTAL BUDDHA STATUE - 4.25 inches
Our Price: £1,100.00

An incredibly rare hand carved crystal statue of the Buddha Shakyamuni. This is a one off piece and was hand carved by a master stone carver in Nepal. The lotus base is detachable. This is quite possibly the nicest crystal statue we have seen in recent years. Comparable statues are often hundreds of years old and from a bygone age.

Height approx 4.25 inches
Origin: Hand carved in Nepal
Material: Natural Himalayan Rock Crystal
Very Rare Hand Carved Lapis Lazuli Medicine Buddha
Very Rare Hand Carved Lapis Lazuli Medicine Buddha
Our Price: £895.00

An incredibly rare hand carved lapis lazuli Medicine Buddha. 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. It is without doubt one of the finest lapis carvings of Sangye Menla you are likely to see.

Hand carved in Nepal.
Material: Natural Lapis Lazuli
height approx 3.5 inches (90 mm)
Very Rare Natural Rock Crystal Sphere
Very Rare Natural Rock Crystal Sphere - 2.3 inches
Our Price: £800.00

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 will somtimes hold up a crystal sphere for his explanation and direct introduction to the nature of mind.

Completely natural and untreated rock crystal (not glass)
comes complete with a small nephrite jade stand
diameter 48 mm (2.3 inches)


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
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
Ancient Rock Crystal Necklace - South East Asia
Ancient Rock Crystal Necklace - South East Asia
Our Price: £695.00

An amazing ancient rock crystal necklace from South East Asia. Includes mostly round beads of graduated size and also three much larger faceted beads.

Condition: Mostly very good with weathering commensurate with age.
Age: 2000 years old + or -
Origin: South East Asia
length approx 27 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)
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: £600.00

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
RARE JADEITE STATUE OF 16th KARMAPA
RARE JADEITE STATUE OF THE 16TH GYALWA KARMAPA
Our Price: £550.00

Only 1 available!

A rare hand crafted statue of the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, the previous head of the Karma Kagyu lineage. Carved from a very high quality natural green and white jadeite. Small statues were often carried by Lamas and lay practitioners wherever they traveled and were highly valued as personal practice supports. A statue of this size could be placed in a larger gau or kept on a personal shrine.

Material: Natural Untreated Jadeite
height approx 67mm (2.6 inches)
width approx 35 mm
Ancient Bactrian Lapis Lazuli & Turquoise Bead Necklace
Ancient Bactrian Lapis Lazuli & Turquoise Bead Necklace
Our Price: £550.00

A beautiful necklace comprised of 2000 year old ancient Lapis Lazuli, carnelian and turquoise beads. Finished with a silver toggle clasp.

Age: 300 BCE + or -
length of necklace approx 17 inches
main lapis focal bead measures 46 mm x 37 mm
Condition: Mostly very good with minor weathering commensurate with age.
Origin: Afghanistan
Antique Nephrite Jade Tiger Amulet
Antique Nephrite Jade Tiger Amulet
Our Price: £500.00

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
RARE JADE MILAREPA CARVING - 5 inches
RARE JADE MILAREPA CARVING - 5 inches
Our Price: £450.00

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 discovered in Canada and then shipped to Thailand where it was carved by hand. It is 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 which led to his skin turning green, hence the green colour he is often depicted as having in paintings and sculpture.

height approx 5 inches
Width approx 4 inches
Weight 709 grams

Amitabha Buddha ~  Ruby & Zoisite Stone Carving
Amitabha Buddha ~ Ruby & Zoisite Stone Carving
Our Price: £425.00

Only 1 available!

A lovely stone carving depicting the Buddha Amitabha. Hand carved from a single piece of Ruby in a Green Zoisite matrix.

Condition: Excellent
Material: Ruby & Zoisite
height 2.5 inches width 1.6 inches depth 22 mm
340 carats (68 grams)
Dorje Chang Sapphire Stone Carving
Dorje Chang Sapphire Stone Carving
Our Price: £425.00

Only 1 available!

A lovely stone carving depicting the primordial Buddha known as Vajradhara or Dorje Chang. Hand carved from a single piece of sapphire. It is extremely hard to find hand carved stone statues of Tibetan deities, so this piece is very rare and highly collectible. It was especially commissioned and this is the only one that we will offer.

The first photo is taken outside in natural light conditions.

Condition: Excellent
Material: Sapphire
height 2.25 inches width 1.5 inches depth 21 mm
285 carats (57 grams)
Zoomorphic Jade Pendant
Hand Carved Zoomorphic Jade Tiger Pendant
Our Price: £400.00

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
Ancient Bow Shaped Jade Bead
Ancient Bow Shaped Jade Bead
Our Price: £400.00

A wonderful bow shaped nephrite jade bead with a fine usage patina.

Origin: China
Age: 2000 years old +
35 mm x 11 mm
Condition: Excellent
Material: Nephrite Jade
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
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 Rock Crystal Cicada
Antique Chinese Rock Crystal Cicada Pendant - 19th C
Our Price: £295.00

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 amber bead (8 mm) is also included.

Origin: China
Aquired from an old Asian art collection in the UK.
19th C or much earlier
36 mm x 21 mm
Condition: Very good with a small surface dig at the preforation.
73 Ancient Western Asiatic Garnet Beads
73 Ancient Western Asiatic Garnet Beads
Our Price: £250.00

A group of 73 ancient garnet beads. There are some really gemmy beads in this collection and they would look great strung with other ancient beads.

8 mm to 12 mm
Material: Red Garnet
Western Asiatic
Age:1000 years +
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
Lapis Lazuli Mala with Red Coral Tassle - 27 Beads
Lapis Lazuli Mala with Red Coral Tassle - 27 Beads
Our Price: £225.00

A vibrant 27 bead Lapis Lazuli mala. The beads are a beautiful rounded disc shape and display lovely golden pyrite and mottled quartz inclusions. The guru bead is also crafted from Lapis Lazuli and there are also small antique red coral beads on the tassle.

27 bead malas (4 x 27 = 108) are typically used when engaged in prostrations as they are less bulky and easily fit in the hand.
strung on strong braided cord (not elasticated)
All stones are completely natural and undyed.
12.5 mm diameter 7mm width
coral 14 mm x 7 mm
Large Natural Enhydro Double Terminated Tibetan Quartz Crystal
Large Natural Enhydro Double Terminated Tibetan Quartz Crystal - 8 inches!
Our Price: £200.00

A wonderful large natural double terminated crystal from Tibet. This is a unique piece with small natural chambers inside the crystal with moving water bubbles.

Completely natural and untreated rock crystal from Tibet
8 inches x 1.3 inches

Antique Jade Pendant with Carved Monkey
Antique Jade Pendant with Carved Monkey - 19th C
Our Price: £200.00

A well carved translucent jade pendant displaying a bat at the apex and a longevity symbol in the centre that is flanked by flowers. It also has an additional hand carved monkey bead attached to the suspension hole at the top.

Origin: China
Condition: Excellent

Sourced from an old Asian Arts collection here in the UK.
19th Century
54 mm x 49 mm
20 grams
Antique Jade Tooth Pendant
Antique Jade Tooth Pendant
Our Price: £200.00

A lovely antique Chinese jade pendant carved in the shape of an animal tooth or claw.  The mount tests to be at least 9 carat gold and is inlaid with cobalt blue enamel at the apex.

34 mm x 23 mm
Origin: China, early 20th C
Condition: Very good
Mahakala - Dorje Bernagchen
HAND CARVED TWO ARMED MAHAKALA - DORJE BERNAGCHEN - GARNET
Our Price: £200.00

An extremely rare hand carved garnet statue that depicts the protector Dorje Bernagchen or two armed Mahakala. Dorje Berngachen is also regarded as the main protector of the Karmapa. This is one of only a handful of statues that were created by special commission. A perfect size for adding to a gau or personal practice support.  

35 mm x 35 mm
Material: Red Garnet
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
Crystal Skull Bead
Crystal Skull Bead
Our Price: £108.00

A genuine clear quartz crystal skull bead of rare quality.

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
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
Jade Buddha Bead
Jade Buddha Bead
Our Price: £70.00

A rare nephrite jade bead displaying a hand carved Buddha.

approx 16 mm x 12 mm
20 cts
Natural Blue Topaz Gemstone Strand - 15 inches
Natural Blue Topaz Gemstone Strand - 15 inches
Our Price: £55.00

A vibrant 15 inch strand of natural blue Topaz gemstones. Displaying a very clear ice blue colour. The strand is temporarily strung. Perfect for your own design projects.

Shape: Faceted/Rectangular
Condition: Excellent
Origin: Brazil
bead size approx 6 to 8 mm across
Natural Black Tourmaline Pendant with silver top
Natural Black Tourmaline Pendant with silver top
Our Price: £50.00

SOLD!

A large natural black tourmaline crystal with a silver top to allow for suspension.
This is a virtually flawless crystal with minor inclusions on the surface.
Length approx 71 mm x 11 mm
A group of 9 Jadeite Beads
A group of 9 Jadeite Beads
Our Price: £50.00

A lovely group of 9 barrel shaped jadeite beads.

untreated natural jadeite
Origin: Burma
13 mm x 15 mm
Crystal Laughing Skull Bead
Crystal Laughing Skull Bead
Our Price: £45.00

A genuine clear quartz crystal skull bead. We have around 10 more beads in stock, so if you require more you are welcome to increase the number in your cart. Each piece varies slighty in size and therefore no two beads are quite the same. Each piece is drilled lengthways.

Bead length approx 20 to 25 mm
Width approx 15 to 18 mm
Hand crafted by special commission
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