Pronounced "zee," this type of bead originated in ancient Tibet. DZi beads are believed to be "jewelry dropped from heaven by the gods" and have been a valued collectible for over 1,300 years. Modern replicas are made of agate carved into a basic shaped bead. A design is then painted on them with an alkaline metal and they are fired. Size and patterns will vary.
Beads>Grade B>AgateBeadsGrade BAgateBrowns / TansMixed ShapesMixed SizesNaturalhttp://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/h202702nbH202702NBBead mix, DZi agate (natural), replicas, mixed size and shape, B grade, Mohs hardness 6-1/2 to 7. Sold per pkg of 12.//image2.fmgstatic.com/images/p2702nbb.jpg67.4467.44As Low As $3.22 per bead