Mystical Dzi beads have been implements of ancient Tibetan culture for thousands of years. They are believed to hold magical properties bringing prosperity and protection. They are also thought to hold medicinal properties and so can be characterized by the "dig marks" left over the surface of the bead where a small portion has been scraped away to be ingested. This Dzi bead has a pattern of 8 white circles, or "heavenly eyes", considered one of the most sought after characteristics. It also has two bands of white around either end. The stone is a type of agate and Tibetans believe that Dzi beads are not crafted by human hands. This is a old bead but dating is undetermined.
Dimensions: 1 1/2" long