Seller: paropamiso.gioielli (667) 100%, Location: Venezia, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 121349885582 Condition: Nearly perfect conditions., Material: Stone (agate) - Coral - Sea Beads, Details: Excellent antique Chung gZi, mounted with antique japanese coral beads and uncultivated sea pearls(called basra pearls). It is on sale as found. The gZI is supposed to be more than 500 years old, presents four circles bleached on translucent agate; good patina, beautiful colour, few chips and dig marks, probably part of a larger ornament. Plese look carefully to our pictures. Tibetans believe gzi to be supernatural beads (not made from a stone of this earth - such as pure gZi with eyes) and there are also those that are created by human hands from agate (Chung gZi). Tibetans give the name "Chung" to any ancient agate bead, but, in spite of "Chung" means less, in sense of "less desirable" or "small", they held them with high regard, so it is normal to find Chung gZi in tibetan temples where they are valued as precious offers. The legend says that the older the bead and the more people who have held beliefs in a bead's ability to protect them, the more powerful the bead becomes. So maybe it is a mixture of both natural science and belief, working side by side. Then new beads will have very little, if any, power at all, and none of it protective. A lot of people (not only from Tibet or Nepal or China) likes to wear one gZi as a protection from evil when travels. Size gZI: from hole to hole: 40mm. diameter: 12mm. total weight: 15,5grms Size of 1st coral bead: from hole to hole: 11,5mm. diameter: 14mm. 2nd coral bead: from hole to hole: 9mm. diameter: 12,5mm. Size of pearls: diameter: around 1mm. Import duties, sales taxes (vat) and other charges are not included in the item prices or in the shipping charges. These charges are under the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be, before bidding / buying. If you are not satisfied of your purchase, we accept return within 14 days for a full refund, less postage. Please look carefully to our pictures and read sizes and weight, because pictures are oversized to show lacks and values. We do not accept to undervalue our items. Please do not pay before receiving the final invoice including shipping fees. We’ll ship out of Europe purchases over euro 100,00 ONLY by FedEx courier. Insurance on demand. Our items are vintage or antique and will show signs of age. However we will point out any damage or fault. Please look at our pictures, they are extremely precise, but they are just pictures, so colors could change from monitor to monitor. If you have any doubt about colors, please call us or write to us for any information. Please email us for any questions or additional photos. Although the utmost care is taken with packing and dispatch; all items are sent at owner’s risk.