The Artesia Bracelet features charismatic Tibetan (Dzi) Agate barrels and pink and green Czech faceted glass beads. It is part of the Earth and Ice Collection highlighting bracelets with gemstones and glass.
These one-of-a-kind stones are a great way to reconnect to nature. They are spirited and intriguing. To complement the coloration, they have been paired with green/pink Czech fire-polished glass faceted rounds and antique copper-plated steel rounds. The piece is finished with a antique copper-plated “pewter” (zinc-based alloy) toggle.
Czech fire-polished beads are machine-faceted, then polished by glazing inside a red-hot oven. This gives them beautiful, glistening colors with a “softer” look and smoother feel at a considerably lower price than the machine-polished Austrian crystal. Slight imperfections are to be expected and add to the allure of these much sought after beads.*
Here’s a little history lesson, courtesy of Lima Beads:**
Few beads have the enduring history of Tibetan Dzi Agate. These beads are meant to resemble Dzi stones that were first created between 2000 and 1000 B.C. in the Indus Valley. Histories state that ancient Tibetan soldiers brought thousands of stones home from a raid, igniting a love for the style that has lasted thousands of years in Tibet, and now all over the world! Modern Tibetans still pass down ancient Dzi beads from generation to generation. Ancient stones have been used as protective amulets and in traditional medicines.
No one knows how Ancient Dzi beads were created, since no records about the creation of Dzi beads exist. It is likely that the creation process depended on oral teachings. Dzi Agate beads on the market now are considered “mock Dzi.” Today, Tibetan (Dzi) Agate beads are created using methods such as sanding, laser etching, and color enhancement. The patterns, textures, and colors of these Tibetan Dzi Agate beads are permanent.
Added bonus! Metaphysically, Tibetan Dzi agates are said to be stones of protection. Different pattern types of Dzi beads can have distinct spiritual meanings.
Did you know the base stone, agate, is a variety of chalcedony Quartz. Chalcedony is a nurturing stone that promotes brotherhood and good will.
Perfect For: Spirited People
In a Word: Exotic
Occasion: Casual to Dress Casual
***Please refer to the proper sizing instructions in the “notes” below.***
Please choose your preferred bracelet length when purchasing. Here is a link to sizing your wrist properly. We will add .25″ to .75″ (depending on the bulk of the bracelet) on top of your choice for comfort and aesthetics. Please choose your bracelet length based solely on the size of your actual wrist size. You may put a note in the checkout if you want it extra loose or very snug.
BRACELET SHIPPING TIMES
Important! Due to resizing, your customized piece may vary slightly from the photo. All of the same elements will be used and we will make every attempt to recreate your jewelry as close as possible.
As each bracelet must be remade based on your chosen length, we will need two business days before your piece is shipped to you.
Worldwide shipping is available through the United States Postal Service (USPS) First Class/International.
We offer Free Shipping on U.S. orders of $35 or more.
Due to fluctuations in USPS shipping times, the guaranteed holiday shipping deadline is December 1, 2020.
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