* MATERIAL- Agate aka: Tibetan Agate * COLOR- Mix of browns * SHAPE- Drum * SIZE- 13x20mm * HOLE SIZE- Approx. 1.7mm * QUANTITY- Sold as 1 / 5 or 12 beads (12 beads is a full strand of approx. 15-16") * DRILL STYLE - Vertical drilled * ORIGIN - Western China
DESCRIPTION (Dakota Stones) FUN FACT ~ "DZI" is pronounced "ZEE". These beads are made to resemble beads first found in India between 1000 - 2000BC. The full details of their use in ancient times are unknown, although their use spread from India into other Asian countries. Authentic Dzi beads are hundreds or thousands of years old and have been passed down as prized protective amulets for generations. Authentic Dzi are usually scarred or pitted in places where some of the stone was ground off for use in curative potions. These reproductions are modeled after traditional color, pattern and finish for Dzi beads.
~~ Please note that each bead is not identical, and the colour varies from bead to bead ~~