Tibetan Buddhist ring.
DZI or sacred Agate of Tibetan protection "tiger teeth".
Dimensions of the ring 28mm by 24mm
Weight of 25 grams.
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DZI says "Tiger Teeth", strength and courage.
The teeth of the DZI tiger give the person who wears this DZI will-power and persistence. It is believed that this stone helps to focus the mind and fulfill one's personal aspirations.
Our contemporary Dzis are made according to tradition, by Tibetan craftsmen located at the crossroads of Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet in the Tibetan prefecture of Gyaltran at 4000 meters above sea level.
The stone is agate, and the drawings on its surface are made by the hand of man, but according to a secret technique. A mixture of plant and lead is applied to their surface, the whole thing is cooked (at about 1200 degrees); At the exit and once the mixture is removed the drawings appear. According to some sources, some of the oldest Dzi were colored FROM INSIDE using secret techniques long lost...
A lot of counterfeits circulate, as well as modern DZIs sold as antiques at astronomical prices.
The Dzis that can be translated as "brilliantly polished", "luminous" are elongated agate beads having on their surfaces a decoration of various and varied geometric shapes, but each having a very precise meaning. Dzi are seen by Tibetans as powerful protections. According to legend, these stones are not of earthly origin, but, shaped by the gods and sown on earth so that whoever finds them, have a better Karma.
The Dzi is a Tibetan pearl, of distant origin, bringing many mystical benefits and benefits to its wearer. It is a Tibetan talisman or amulet, the king of lucky charms, sometimes revered as a true deity. The success of the Tibetan pearl comes from its multiple eyes, up to 21.
Dzis are believed to bring good fortune, ward off evil spirits, and protect its wearer from dangers and accidents, and even bring longevity and good health.
DZI originates from the Central Asian region and is usually found in a region that covers Afghanistan, Iran, Tibet, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan up to Burma and Thailand. They are found in many sizes and shapes, with multiple eyes and stripes. Tibetans cherish these pearls and consider them hereditary jewels. The meaning of the Tibetan word "Dzi" translates as "brilliance, clarity, splendour". In Mandarin Chinese, dzi are called "pearl of the sky". Tibetans recognize, without being envious or jealous, the qualities of brilliant people, those people who shine intellectually and attract the attention and admiration of all. For Tibetans, wearing a Dzi pearl can develop in everyone that natural brilliance called Talent.
Adjustable and adjustable ring to all finger sizes by a very resistant sliding system that only quality 925 silver can offer.
As shown in the video, the DZI is rotating thanks to a high-precision ball bearing system developed in Germany
The body of the ring is made of 925 silver and copper for the Taotie dragon motifs on the sides.
The ring is embellished with turquoise "sleeping beauty" from Arizona and agate called "nan Hong" from Yunnan. Exclusively Chinese mineral, this agate called nan hong (southern red) holds its very particular color by its link with cinnabar on the deposits. . Places of deposits (volcanic) Region of Yunnan site of baoshan, Sichuan site of Liangshan for the only two deposits.
Taotie pattern on copper sides
Taotie is a motif commonly used on Chinese ritual bronze vases of the Shang and Zhou Dynasty. The design usually consists of a zoomorphic mask, described as frontal, bilaterally symmetric, with a pair of raised eyes and usually without lower jaw area. Some claim that the design can be attributed to jade pieces found in Neolithic sites such as the Liangzhu culture (3310–2250 BC).
In ancient Chinese mythology as the " classic of mountains and seas ", the taotie (饕餮) is one of the " four evil creatures of the world ", along with Hundun (混沌), Qiongqi (窮奇) and Taowu (梼杌). On the other side, there are four holy creatures in Chinese mythology that are called Azure Dragon, Vermilion Bird, White Tiger and Black Turtle. The four are also sometimes friends and juxtapose with the four benevolent animals which are Qilin (麒麟), Dragon (龍), Turtle (龜) and Fenghuang (鳳凰).
The taotie motif is a stylized and symmetrical representation of an imaginary animal, borrowing some of its features from the dragon (龙 / 龍, lóng, or 夔, kuí). Some other aspects make it similar to tigers, or even ox or sheep. The animal is described as a ferocious, horned creature with bulging eyes under thick eyebrows, whose half-jaw is adorned with sharp fangs (the lower jaw is absent). The term tao tie is sometimes rendered as "glutton", also known for its voracity.
It can be observed in two ways:
or like two Kui dragons confronted, muzzle to muzzle, seen in profile. They then have only one leg, and their tail draws a volute.
either as a mask, with bulging eyes, horns, fangs, jaw, ...
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