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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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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)
Himalayan Crystal Buddha Statue
HAND CARVED HIMALAYAN CRYSTAL BUDDHA STATUE - 4.25 inches
Our Price: £850.00

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. The only comparable pieces being hundreds of years old and costing many thousands of dollars.

Height approx 4.25 inches
Origin: Hand carved in Nepal
Material: Natural Himalayan Crystal
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)


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)
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 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

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
Green Tara - Nephrite Jade
Rare Green Tara - Nephrite Jade
Our Price: £350.00

Only 1 left!!

A super rare Green Tara statue that has been hand carved from nephrite jade. The stone is a vibrant translucent green. The statue is a replica of a known antique statue that belonged to the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. Each piece depicts the female Buddha sitting on a double lotus base. Her right palm is in the mudra of supreme generosity.  We feel they are perfect as a practice support and can be placed on a shrine or be carried in a large gau. Less than 10 statues were made in this quality and they will not be repeated.

Nephrite Jade
height approx 52 mm
width approx 30 mm
depth approx 23 mm
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
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 to late 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
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 GARNET TWO ARMED MAHAKALA - DORJE BERNAGCHEN
Our Price: £200.00

An extremeply rare hand carved small stone garnet statue, depicting the protector Dorje Bernagchen or two armed Mahakala. Only a few of these pieces were created by special commission and this is the only one we will offer here. 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.

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
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
Sapphire Buddha Bead
Sapphire Buddha Bead
Our Price: £80.00

A beautiful sapphire bead displaying a hand carved Buddha on both sides.

19 x 7.5 mm
15 cts
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
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
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
Ancient Stone Bead
Ancient Stone Bead
Our Price: £48.00

A lovely looking ancient stone bead with a natural band of earthy red.

16 mm x 17 mm
depth = 6 mm
Condition: Very good
Origin: Afghanistan
2000 BCE to 1000 BCE + or -
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
Jade Buddha Bead
Jade Buddha Bead
Our Price: £45.00

A rare nephrite jade bead displaying a hand carved Buddha.

approx 16 mm x 12 mm
20 cts
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
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 Crystal Shiva Lingam & Yoni Stone
Small Natural Crystal Shiva Lingam & Yoni Stone
Our Price: £14.95

A fine hand carved pure crystal Lingam with Yoni. The Yoni represents the goddess or Shakti, female creative energy. The union of lingam and yoni represents the "indivisible two-in-oneness of male and female". A perfect travel size Lingam. We will choose the stone for you from what we have in our current inventory and it will be comparable to the photo shown.

approx 25 mm to 35 mm
Condition: Excellent
Origin: hand crafted in Nepal
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