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CITRINE BEADS

11mm Citrine Carved Melon Beads 11mm Citrine Carved Melon Beads
13" string/approx. 52 beads
#GCIT11MELON
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$37.50/string
7x11mm Faceted Citrine Oval Beads 7x11mm Faceted Citrine Oval Beads  
14" string/approx. 35 beads  
#GCIT7X11FACOVAL
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$16.50/string
7x10mm Citrine Rustic Oval Beads 7x10mm Citrine Rustic Oval Beads  
14" string/approx. 37 beads  
#GCIT7X10ROVAL
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$6.75/string

CORAL BEADS

7x10mm Dyed Coral Barrel Beads 7x10mm Dyed Coral Barrel Beads  
24" string/approx. 67 beads #GCORL7X10BARREL
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$12.00/string
4-6mm Graduated Dyed Coral Round Beads
4-6mm Graduated Dyed Coral Round Beads
4-6mm Graduated Dyed Coral Round Beads  17" string/approx. 95 beads  
#GCORL4-6GRADROUND
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$6.75/string
9mm Dyed Coral Round Beads 9mm Dyed Coral Round Beads  
16" string/approx. 49 beads  
#GCORL9ROUND
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$15.00/string
6mm Dyed Coral Rondell Beads 6mm Dyed Coral Rondell Beads  
16" string/approx. 104 beads  
#GCORL6RONDEL
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$9.00/string
5x13mm Dyed Coral Tube Beads 5x13mm Dyed Coral Tube Beads  
16" string/approx. 30 beads
#GCORL5X13TUBE
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$6.75/string

DZI BEADS

10x14mm Carnelian Barrel DZI Beads
10x14mm Carnelian Barrel DZI Beads
10x14mm Carnelian Barrel DZI Beads
10x14mm Carnelian Barrel DZI Beads
10x14mm Carnelian Barrel DZI Beads
10x14mm Carnelian Barrel DZI Beads  
8" string/approx. 14 beads  
#GCARN10X14DZI










 

10x14mm Carnelian Barrel DZI Beads  
8" string/approx. 14 beads  
#GCARN10X14DZ
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$21.00/string













$21.00/string
10x30mm Carnelian Barrel DZI Beads
10x30mm Carnelian Barrel DZI Beads
10x30mm Carnelian Barrel DZI Beads
10x30mm Carnelian Barrel DZI Beads
10x30mm Carnelian Barrel DZI Beads  
16" string/approx. 13 beads  
#GCARN10X30DZI







 

10x30mm Carnelian Barrel DZI Beads  
16" string/approx. 13 beads  
#GCARN10X30DZI
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$21.00/string










$21.00/string
Please read the story about DZI Beads at the bottom of the page
8x12mm Black Agate Barrel DZI Beads 8x12mm Black Agate Barrel DZI Beads  
8" string/approx. 17 beads  
#GAGAT8X12DZI
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$6.75/string

FLUORITE BEADS

12x16mm Faceted Flourite Oval Beads 12x16mm Faceted Flourite Oval Beads
16" string/approx. 26 beads GFLUOR12X16FACOVAL
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$15.00/string
8mm Flourite Rondell Beads 8mm Flourite Rondell Beads
16" string/approx. 98 beads
GFLUOR8RONDEL

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6mm Flourite Rondell Beads
16" string/approx. 109 beads
GFLUOR6RONDEL
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$11.25/string




$10.50/string
10mm Flourite Chunk Beads 10mm Flourite Chunk Beads
16" string/approx. 98 beads
GFLUOR10CHUNK
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$6.75/string

GARNET BEADS

4mm Faceted Diamond Cut Square Tube Beads 4mm Faceted Diamond Cut Square Tube Beads 15" string/approx. 63 beads
#GGARN4DIATUBE
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$7.50/string
5x8mm Garnet Barrel Beads 5x8mm Garnet Barrel Beads  
16" string/approx. 45 beads #GGARN5X8BARREL
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$6.75/string
4mm Garnet Round Beads
4mm Garnet Round Beads  
14" string/approx. 104 beads  
#GGARN4ROUND

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6mm Garnet Round Beads  
14" string/approx. 60 beads  
#GGARN6ROUND
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$6.75/string





$9.75/string
5x7mm Garnet Rectangle Beads 5x7mm Garnet Rectangle Beads  
14" string/approx. 65 beads #GGARN5X7RECTANGLE
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$6.75/string
4x6mm Garnet Diamond Beads 4x6mm Garnet Diamond Beads  
16" string/approx. 69 beads #GGARN4X6DIAMOND
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$6.75/string

HEMATITE BEADS

8mm Hematite Round Beads 8mm Hematite Round Beads  
16" string/approx. 51 beads  
#GHEMA8ROUND
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$3.00/string
6mm Hematite Round Beads 6mm Hematite Round Beads  
16" string/approx. 69 beads  
#GHEMA6ROUND
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$2.25/string
4mm Hematite Round Beads 4mm Hematite Round Beads  
16" string/approx. 106 beads  
#GHEMA4ROUND
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$2.25/string
4x8mm Hematite Tube Beads 4x8mm Hematite Tube Beads  
16" string/approx. 50 beads  
#GHEMA4X8TUBE
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$2.25/string
3x5mm Hematite Tube Beads 3x5mm Hematite Tube Beads  
16" string/approx. 81 beads  
#GHEMA3X5TUBE
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$1.50/string
4x6mm Hematite Barrel Beads 4x6mm Hematite Barrel Beads  
16" string/approx. 67 beads #GHEMA4X6BARREL
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$2.25/string
6x9mm Hematite Barrel Beads 6x9mm Hematite Barrel Beads  
16" string/approx. 45 beads #GHEMA6X9BARREL
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$3.00/string
5mm Hematite Disc Beads 5mm Hematite Disc Beads  
16" string/approx. 178 beads  
#GHEMA5DISC
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$3.00/string
5x8mm Magnetic Hematite Hex Tube Beads 5x8mm Magnetic Hematite Hex Tube Beads  16" string/approx. 50 beads #GMAGHEM5X8HEXTUBE
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$3.75/string

JADE BEADS

9mm Olivine Jade Pillow Beads 9mm Olivine Jade Pillow Beads  
15" string/approx. 42 beads  
#GOJAD9PILLOW
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$6.75/string
7x10mm Olivine Jade Drum Beads Speckles 7x10mm Olivine Jade Drum Beads Speckles  16" string/approx. 40 beads #GOJAD7X10DRUMS
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$9.00/string
7x10mm Olivine Jade Drum Beads Clear 7x10mm Olivine Jade Drum Beads Clear  
16" string/approx. 40 beads #GOJAD7X10DRUMC
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$9.00/string
9x13mm Olivine Jade Oval Beads 9x13mm Olivine Jade Oval Beads  
16" string/approx. 29 beads  
#GOJAD9X13OVAL
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$6.75/string
5x11mm Olivine Jade Rice Beads 5x11mm Olivine Jade Rice Beads  
16" string/approx. 33 beads
#GOJAD5X11RICE
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$6.75/string
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DZI BEADS

A Dzi bead is a bead of mysterious origin worn as part of a necklace and sometimes as a bracelet.  In several Asian cultures, including that of Tibet, the bead is considered to provide positive spiritual benefit.  These beads are generally prized as protective amulets.  
The most highly prized dzi beads are made of natural agate and were apparently manufactured in ancient times by an unknown people.  There are also new dzi which gain popularity amongst Tibetans.  Dzi beads are made from agate, and may have decorated symbols composed of circles, ovals, square, waves (zig zags), stripes, lines, diamonds, dots, squares, waves, and stripes and various other natural archetypal symbolic patterns.  
Sometimes the natural patterns (usually "layered" swirls) of the agate can be seen underneath or behind the decorated symbols and designs, and sometimes not.  
Dzi stones may have made their first appearance between 2000 BC to 1000 BC, in ancient Tibet.  Dzi were crafted by an un known people using agate as the base stone and then fabricated with lines and circles using unique ancient methods like darkening with plant sugars and heat as well as bleaching and white line etching with ancient natron while certain parts must have been left out by using either grease, clay, wax or similar - the actual ancient alchemic process can only be assumed.  In this way the ancients created the patterns by first bleaching the agate and then darkening the patterns onto the bead raws.  Subsequently the lighter pattern would be etched onto the bead.  After this the hole would be drilled, which was arduous work with a bow drill during ancient times.  Modern bead makers can now manufacture very good agate dzi stone with modern methods such as modern sugars and chemicals but the techniques and methods used by ancient craftsmen still are not completely understood.  
Since knowledge of the bead is derived from several differing oral traditions, the beads have provoked controversy concerning their source, their method of manufacture and even their precise definition.  In Tibetan culture these beads are believed to attract local protectors, dharmapalas or deities or maybe beneficial ghosts, ancestors or even bodhisattvas.  Because of this, dzi beads are always treated with respect.  
Due to the unknown origin of these beads and the high demand for them, there has been reproduction of ancient dzi beads in Asia.  China has also produced some good quality new dzi beads over the last three years.  The few nice ones are still collectible items much sought after.  
A nice dzi must be good quality agate, and the cutting, drilling and decorating takes many days.  Some of the very well-made new dzi are accepted by Tibetans because it is safe to wear them in public and they look just like ancient dzi.  Some claim the new dzi work as well as the old ones.  Others claim that the protective energies of ancient dzi can move into a new dzi, if the stone is of the same quality or better and the two beads are kept together or binding rituals are performed.  
The genuine ancient dzi have become unaffordable to most Tibetans except for those who have owned them for generations.  Some of the new dzi have become collectibles themselves, and their price is increasing at a fast rate.  It is as true today as it was in ancient days, that only a handful of people know how to manufacture superior beads.  Less than a dozen people are manufacturing stunningly beautiful beads; not much is known about who they are, or where their workshops are.  
Many new beads don't have the mystic aura and waxy appearance of the ancient ones; however, it is said that taking them to be blessed by a Lama, a Guru, taking them to pilgrimages and initiations, to holy places, stupas and shrines and reciting mantras as well as taking religious vows with them will give the new dzi a similar power to the ancient ones; it just takes some more time and effort.  On the other had, the new dzi also do not carry any of the absorbed bard karma of the previous owners, which is a good point.  To rid the stone of any bad energy (the motivation during creation and sale of the dzi can be bad or even criminal), submerge the dzi in saltwater for some hours and then take some incense and fan it over the dzi.  The dzi should be treated with respect from that time on.  When one engages in any inpure activity, it should be taken off.  Some people include sex as such an activity.  Sun baking and herbal smudging is also said to purify the beads.  Spirit aroma offering and recitation of Cintamani dharani maybe helpful in charging the bead as well.