a long necklace with beautiful large DZI agate stone talisman pendant bead. This Asian amulet is strung with only few genuine brown-green amber and horn beads on long hand braided rope. It is anchored on handmade (by me) sterling silver headpin with wire-wrapped bail. The silver is hammered and lightly oxidized, then brushed to subtle shine. Colors are minimalist too: the dzi agate bead is black – grey - brown with creamy brown etched Ruji pattern (2 different sides), amber and horn beads match beautifully. The hand braided strand is made of strong cream nylon cord, in the back kept together with a conch shell button bead. I carefully picked the beads for their protective properties and provision of positive spiritual benefit. Please see the material description below. A protective, one-of-a-kind talisman necklace, fun to wear either alone or as layering.
length of the strand from back to the base of the pendant: 42 cm / 16 5/8”
length of the pendant part up to the creamy rondelle bead: 7,5 cm / 2 7/8”
size of the dzi agate bead: 4,9 cm x 2,0 cm x 1,4 cm
Care: the braided strand can be washed with a tiny amount of mild detergent if necessary. Do not scrub, rinse and blot dry. Please take much care to not touch the amber beads with the detergent, they will become matte and blunt.
- dzi agate bead: this is not an antique dzi agate, but an excellent modern replica! Dzi beads originally came from Tibet, the originals were made of agate, decorated with elaborate patterns and symbols - eyes, circles, ovals, waves, lines, etc, which are cut, carved, or etched into the stone. Dzi agates are worn as talismans and protective amulets for their spiritual benefit. The traditional Tibetan Buddhist patterns represent a variety of things, this one here is called ruji and is worn against harm, unhappiness, stress, and to strengthen spiritual protection and enlightment.
- Baltic amber beads: these are brown-green amber beads, being more valueable than the yellow ones. Amber always was a very valueable material with high protective properties. It was used by shamans as incense, had and still has ritual significance. Amber is worn as amulet against various diseases and as healing stone.
- Conch shell button bead: conch shell beads are sacred, they are traditionally used in Buddhist prayer mala.
- horn tube beads, a glass rondelle, a sterling silver bead, and C-lon nylon cord.
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