Dzi beads are believed to have strong powers to bring Luck, Wealth, Good Health, and Success. They also Expel Evil and Act as a Protector.
This bead is adorned with Tiger Stripes, Eyes, and Stars. There are a total of Three Rows of Tiger Stripes, Six Eyes, and Six Stars. The Tiger Stripe Motif is sometimes interpreted as Tiger Tooth, which is believed to bring strength and courage. The Stars Motif is believed to bring wisdom and a bright future. And the Six Eye Motif is believed to improve the physiological functions, release from the sufferings (Samsara), and remove impending misfortunes.
This particular piece measures 51.0 mm x 12.7 mm. This bead is a vintage bead crafted to have an antique look.
This piece is in good condition. There are no cracks on this bead.
The bead material is high quality natural agate. The etchings were skillfully done by ancient craftsmen. Please remember that dzi beads are works of man. They do not fall out of the sky looking the way they do.