This item is sold out at the moment.

40mm Tribal Tibetan Agate Beads - Dzi Beads - Large Barrel Beads - Jewelry Making Supplies

+ $2.75 shipping
+ $2.75 shipping

Item details

Dzi beads have a very interesting history and there are many myths about every aspect of them. The real Dzi bead is ancient and if authentic, extremely expensive and meaningful to Tibetans. (You won't find them on Etsy) These of course are modern manufactured beads from China. I have not seen any information about how they are made and AL of the sellers that I see offer no explanation. Possibly because the history is so vast. But here are a few stories that I liked. (see below)


Choose 2 beads or an 8 bead strand from the drop down menu.
40mm
14mm thick
3mm hole

View all Tibetan agate beads here: http://etsy.me/2lsWTkm

BACK TO MY Funky Pretty Beads http://www.funkyprettybeads.etsy.com

One of the stories describes the dzi were once wore by semi-gods in heaven as ornaments during ancient times. When the dzi gradually blemished, the semi-god throw it to the earth. Therefore, no one can ever find the beads in perfect condition.

It is also believed that the dzi beads were made from meteorites fell from outer space thousands of years ago. The magnetic field of dzi bead is three times stronger than the normal crystals.

Another legend tells the story that after Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) built the first temple (Samye Monastery) in Tibet, he was blessed with dzi beads by the heavenly beings. Guru Rinpoche then buried the dzi beads all over Tibet, each with specific prayer, blessing or spiritual insight. Hundreds of year later, King Gesar ofLing Kingdom had defeated the Tagzig Kingdom, he found maps that led him to discover rare treasures, including millions of dzi beads. King Gesar brought them back as the spoils of military conquest to reward soldiers.


FAQs

Easy Peasy. Please just send me a massage through Etsy conversations.

No. We call it "cultured" sea glass because it is made by humans. It is simply frosted or tumbled glass made to look like sea glass but you would never find anything like this at the beach. Some of my frosted glass beads are made from recycled glass. That's always a good thing.

It can be quite expensive but there is a way to get more for your money. The shipping rate, including insurance) is approximately $14 to most destinations up to 8oz which is already quite a good selection of beads. Above 8oz the price jumps up $10 but.... that is the same price up to 2lbs! Now THAT is a lot of beads. So if you purchase 9 oz it is not a good deal because you could pay the same amount of shipping all the way up to 2lb. I realize that you have no idea how much your order will weigh so if you go over 8oz I will let you know so that if you want, you can remove an item or two to bring the shipping price down..... or add to your order to take advantage of the shipping fee. I know it's not streamline but it is what it is.

The price for the first item is reflective of the price that you will pay for just one item. However if you have a lot of items, there is a small shipping fee added on for each item and that can add up to way more than the actual price. In this case I always refund your money when I process your order.

Most sizing is correct but sometimes there are small differences. It is odd but I get beads that are called for instance 4x6mm by the manufacturer but each manufacturer's sizes are actually slightly different but not so much that I list it a different size. I generally list sizes in whole numbers.

Easy Peasy. Please just send me a massage through Etsy conversations.

No. We call it "cultured" sea glass because it is made by humans. It is simply frosted or tumbled glass made to look like sea glass but you would never find anything like this at the beach. Some of my frosted glass beads are made from recycled glass. That's always a good thing.

It can be quite expensive but there is a way to get more for your money. The shipping rate, including insurance) is approximately $14 to most destinations up to 8oz which is already quite a good selection of beads. Above 8oz the price jumps up $10 but.... that is the same price up to 2lbs! Now THAT is a lot of beads. So if you purchase 9 oz it is not a good deal because you could pay the same amount of shipping all the way up to 2lb. I realize that you have no idea how much your order will weigh so if you go over 8oz I will let you know so that if you want, you can remove an item or two to bring the shipping price down..... or add to your order to take advantage of the shipping fee. I know it's not streamline but it is what it is.

The price for the first item is reflective of the price that you will pay for just one item. However if you have a lot of items, there is a small shipping fee added on for each item and that can add up to way more than the actual price. In this case I always refund your money when I process your order.

Most sizing is correct but sometimes there are small differences. It is odd but I get beads that are called for instance 4x6mm by the manufacturer but each manufacturer's sizes are actually slightly different but not so much that I list it a different size. I generally list sizes in whole numbers.



Reviews
No reviews yet

More from this seller

Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
Estimated Shipping
Shipping to
Zip or postal code
Estimated shipping times
North America 1-3 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payments
Secure options
Etsy Studio keeps your payment information secure. Etsy Studio shops never receive your credit card information.

Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation: before item has shipped
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Questions about your order?
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.