Dzi beads consider very auspiciously. The easiest way to enjoy the Dzi beads for good feng shui is to use them in jewelry. You could also display several beads in an area of your home. This will benefit from the protective and magical energy of Dzi beads. Almost all feng shui retailers carry variations of Dzi beads jewelry, so it might help look at some basic facts about these beads.
The Meaning and Origin of Dzi Beads
The word “Dzi,” translated from Tibetan, means “shine, brightness, clearness, and splendor,” and the Chinese interpretation of “Dzi” is “heaven’s pearls.” Quite powerful for a small bead.
Genuine Dzi beads, also called Tibetan beads, are hard to find, making them very expensive. Dzi beads’ origin somehow covers in mist. But, most think ancient people made them from agate by carving specific markings on the stone. You can find all sorts of designs on Dzi beads, from circles to stripes, squares, waves, and more.
A specific number of circles seems to be the central design for the Dzi bead, as most Dzi beads are classified by the number of eyes or circles they contain. Thus Dzi beads jewelry has up to 7, 12, or 21 eyes, and the meaning of the eye symbol used in jewelry and home decor is straightforward to understand.
The image of the eye has always been a potent symbol in all ancient cultures. The eye is vigilant, all-seeing, and protective. Thus, the wearer of jewelry with the eye design is somewhat protected by its vigilance.
The closest counterpart to the Dzi bead and just as popular is the Turkish eye bead jewelry that serves the same protective purpose as the Dzi bead. Usually made from glass, the deep blue and white colors of the Turkish “evil eye” bead jewelry promote a calm state of mind and reassure protection from malevolent energies.
Buying Dzi Beads
It might be helpful to know that most of the Dzi beads on the market today are imitations of ancient Dzi beads. The prices for Dzi beads vary greatly. But, unless you are a collector of genuine Dzi beads. There is no need to spend thousands of dollars searching for a genuine one. You can find reasonably priced Dzi bead jewelry anywhere from $25 to $60, depending on the type of jewelry and surrounding crystals.
The most desired Dzi beads from agate or carnelian have a weathered look to give them more power. The modern Dzi beads also have many inventive designs. Along with agate and carnelian beads, you can find beautiful Dzi beads manufactured from such materials as glass, wood, ceramics, various metals, as well as cheap plastic versions.