Dzi beads are precious jewelry from Tibetan culture which are believed to possess the power of bringing good fortune to the owners, such as protection from ill luck, attracting wealth and prosperity, fostering good health and warding against evil. Referred to as "Heaven's Pearls" in Chinese, the origin of Dzi beads is somehow covered in myth, but most likely they were made by ancient people from earth stones (mostly agate) by carving specific markings on the stone.
Whilst the Dzi beads are usually cylindrical or tubular in shape, you can find all sorts of designs on the beads, circles, ovals, squares, diamonds, waves, lines and stripes and various other natural symbolic patterns. Colors will mainly range from browns to blacks with the pattern usually being in ivory white. A specific number of circles are the central design for the Dzi as the beads are mostly classified by the number of eyes/circles they contain. The image of the eye has always been a very powerful symbol in all ancient cultures, the eye being vigilant, all-seeing and protective.
The number of eyes and the various patterns found on the surface of the Dzi beads all has a special meaning and purpose. The one-eyed Dzi beads are generally meant to promote brilliance while the 3-eyed Dzi are favoured as a wealth enhancer. The 9-eyed Dzi beads are much sought after as they are well-known as a window to wisdom, good health, success, power, compassion, glory, and at the same time acts as a protector and remover of obstacles. For those seeking extreme power, go for the 21-eyed Dzi as this bead enhances your natural magic power and help to realize desires to achieve the highest form of human and spiritual divination. Additionally, there are some rare Dzi with exotic markings such as the Tiger Tooth, Ru Yi, Lotus, Dorje, and etc. all with equally amazing properties.
Dzi beads being are one of Tibetan's most potent amulets can be used to craft great looking accessories with a touch of ethno chic, or displayed/carried on its own. It is believed that by wearing or being in the presence of Dzi constantly, one can clear hindrance of past karma, receive blessings, guard against evil, improve vitality and increase wealth.