as zeeee...) originated from Tibet and the Himalayan mountains
around 3000 years ago. In Tibetan this word can simply be translated
to bring good meanings of "splendour, brightness and shine".
Dzi is a supernatural gemstone talisman that treasures magical
powers. It comes in different shapes and sizes and are dark colored
agate bead etched with a certain number of eyes, heavenly patterns
and auspicious symbols. The dZi is originated from the land of
mythical Buddhist lamas and is endorsed by all to possess protective,
enhancing, curative and healing powers. It often brings fantastic
good fortune, prosperity, wealth and good health to the owner
as well. Wearing the powerful talismanic dzi is believed to dissipate
such negativities depending on their patterns and usage.
texts had recorded stories of stones (dzi) dropping from the heaven.
It was about a basic Himalayan legend indicating that an evil
spirit would from time to time cause diseases and natural disasters
to mankind. Fortunately, a deity wanted to help mankind and cultivated
its powers in Heaven, causing the beads to fall from Heaven. Hence
dZi's are never perfect and are always blemished in some way.
And those who obtain one of these stones would be protected from
misfortunes and all kinds of evil. Some said the dZi is the gemstone
worn by deities in the heaven and once they wear off, they are
thrown away and ended up falling on earth. Another legend even
said the dZi bead was developed from a magical bug that got petrified
when touched by human. Whether dZi beads are petrified bugs or
stones fallen from Heaven, they bring good fortune to those who
own them. Since having a dZi bead can bring good fortune, luck,
riches, health and wealth, rich people of Taiwan and Singapore
have high affinity to these legendary jewels. In fact, history
of ancient Tang Dynasty had recorded that Tibetans could trade
a dZi bead for their most valuable animals that they owned. This
reiterates how highly priced they are. If one had visited the
Tibetan Jokhang Monastery, one would find hundreds of precious
dZi beads decorating the statue of Jobo Sakyamuni.
9 Eyed Dzi being known as the King
of all Dzi's; Pi Yao Dzi carved in immaculate design
The Real Dzi
real dZi must be made from genuine agate dugged from earth. In
modern times, there are fake dzis made from acrylic, glass, resin,
metal and wood is not a real dZi. The following are the
three categories considered as a real dzi.
1. Ancient Dzi - these are claimed to be the original beads (with
agate as content and patterns of heaven automatically appearing
on them) believed to be fallen from heaven a few thousand years
ago. Bottom line, no one knows who, where and when these dZis
were made or manufactured. They usually exist as broken pieces
and are not being sold openly in the market, instead they are
being kept in museums and sacred temples/monasteries. Rarely available
and even if they can be found, they are only passed down from
ancestors to descendants because selling one's dzi away to others
brings extremely bad luck! An ancient dZi can fetch up to 6 figures
in dollars. None of the dZis sold in the open market or anywhere
in the internet belong to this category.
2. Antique Dzi - these dZis are usually more than a hundred years
old and worn by previous generations of Tibetans. They were manmade
with known origins and being possessed by Tibetan ancestors, and
were traded to others later. The main composition of this type
of dZi is agate and the patterns of heaven and symbols were etched
by skillful artisans on the beads. Because of their antique values,
they usually fetch thousands of dollars. Although they fetch antique
values, they are not recommended to be used in case they still
possess stale or old energy left from the previous wearers.
3. The New Real Dzi - These are also made from genuine agate,
carefully etched by skillful artisans of Tibet with firm delineation
of shapes and patterns. The best new dZi are made by skilled Tibetan
artisans who have been passed the ancient technique of dZi making
through previous generations of dZi makers. Only those from Tibet
are known as "pure" dZi. The rest that are made in Nepal
and India are not considered as the pure dZi. The new real dZi
are not being worn by anyone before and most importantly they
emanate the same energy. They are still highly valued by Tibetans,
Buddhist practitioners and bead collectors. They can be worn around
the neck, as bracelets, or you can add them to your mala or even
set a Dzi into a ring or pendant.
The most important point to be stressed here is that only the
real dzis possess mysterious energy that can make one more energetic
and bring good fortune. The real dZi have over 10 minerals from
the Himalaya. They must be etched with volcanic temperature and
only the good grades can withstand that level of heat. Unfortunately
because of the advancement of technology today, many manufacturers
have successfully made immitations close to 98% perfectly the
same as the real dZi. Therefore, only the expert knows how to
identify the real dZi. The exact criteria is hard to be spelt
out according to the experts. They just know how to differentiate
them when they see and feel them. Some said the dZi has to be
broken into half to tell if it is a real dZi or some even suggested
diaphaneity (transparency) using lights. But the immitation dZis
have successfully achieved the same.
Previously a broken dZi to confirm
"etching" was used to determine if dZi was real.
But today the laser immitations have successfully shown
the same. Today the raw dZi from the factory comes with
supplier endorsement and grading.
Therefore, the safest way to get a real dZi is to ensure that
the source or supplier is reliable. And there is currently one
manufacturer that is widely recognized worldwide as the producer
of real dZi. Each "raw piece of the dZi" produced by
this manufacturer has its trademark that consist of a hologram
sticker logo with "a triangle inside a square inside a sunflower".
And there are three grades given to the dZis which are the silver,
gold and double gold. The specific criteria of grading are not
revealed by the manufacturer and unclear. But the price difference
is significantly different which equates to 1x, 2x and 3x for
silver, gold and double gold.
Certification is Crucial
Feng Shui Bestbuy is a certified agent that carries the real dZi
from the manufacturer. We promise the best to our customers and
we only get the Double Gold quality. There is a higher price one
has to pay for the better grades but it would be a worthwhile
investment because it stays with one a lifetime.
The Fake Dzi
Be careful: Not all new dzis are real. Some do not have the patterns
etched, but instead the patterns were painted on the bead. These
are not considered as real dzi. And some beads are not even real
"agate", but instead made of synthetic glass that are
as good as a piece of glass. As a rule of thumb, remember that
a properly etched dzi will never be able to look perfect. The
etch lines will follow the crystalines, scars, impurities and
internal cracks of a genuine agate bead.
However, with advancement in technology, even a dZi that looked
seemingly etched could be a fake dZi. Today, the market had started
to get flooded with lasered dZi. Therefore, one has to be more
careful with their presence. They may look exactly the same as
the real dZi and can hardly be differentiated.
It is crucial to ensure proper endorsement and
originality in your dZi purchase. The customer reserves the right
not to get cheated. All dZis from Feng Shui Bestbuy will come
with a "Certificate of Authenticity".
12 Eyes Dzi and 1 Eye Dzi
Degree of Perfection
The degree of perfection varies from one piece
to another. It has to be noted that the dZi is not graded according
to its degree of perfection. As long as it is intact, not broken
into half or scarred badly, slight stone weathering marks, chip
or damage is acceptable by dZi collectors. In fact, most collectors
are madly in search for beads with:
1. Cinnabar dots - considered sacred as the dZi bead had attained
certain meditative level of power.
2. Circular dragon vein - lines that grow within the bead with time mysteriously and known to give talismatic value.
3. Weathering marks - corrosion on surface of the beads revealing the boundaries of crystalization of the stone.
Scientific and Medical Properties of Dzi
A dZi with dragon veins and cinnabar
A real dZi
bead is made from agate with over 10 minerals are mined from Himalayan
mountains. This is also known as shangrila where the heaven is
found on earth. The main ingredient of dzi is actually agate,
but the difference is it possesses stronger magnetic energy compared
to normal crystals. Its voltage can go as high as 15 volts. Some
of our customers claimed that they feel dizzy, overly energetic
and strong when they first wear the bead. This is because it takes
a few days for our body energy to adjust to this strong magnetic
field possessed by the dzi. It can also increase your metabolism,
make you healthy, make you loose weight and increase your blood
For those who are familiar
with crystals, we know that agate is very powerful to expel off
negative energies and nourishes your good fortune luck. On enhancement
of health, it helps relieve tiredness, improve blood circulation
and nourishes the root chakra. It would stimulate analytical capabilities
and enhance your inherent talents. Agate is sometimes called the
Firestone and will encourage good luck to flow to you. It promotes
prosperity by making you more energetic and sociable and can greatly
benefit business and personal matters too.
Claims by those who had owned Dzi
Bodhi Dzi and Mythical Bird Dzi
been many claims by the media and by many asian countries including
Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore that said dzi had saved many lives
from natural disasters, airplane crashes, road accidents and those
who had suffered from fatal illnesses. Many have survived despite
Shapes, Sizes and Blessings
Dzis can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes
including oval, square, triangular, circular, animal, abstracts
and symbols. Different shapes and patterns give different meanings
and all are holy in nature. But in general the dZi is able to
absorb energy from the universe and groom generations of good
fortune for family heirloom. It transforms wisdom into prosperity,
harmony, good health and compassion. It can be worn by everyone
irregardless of age, sex and religion. The dZi is known to be
a talisman and also a charm mainly used for: overall blessings,
protection, wisdom, good fortune, good luck, good health, love,
good influence, balanced internal and external chi energy etc.
Meanings of Different Dzi Patterns
Nectar Dzi and 15 Eye Dzi
Dzi are most
commonly etched with eyes and stripes. You may find one, two,
three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve,
thirteen, fifteen and twenty one eyes the most. Eyes are representation
of heaven's eyes and energy, and some even believe they are Buddha's
eyes. The stripes on the sides are reminiscent of the trigrams.
There are other auspicious symbols that could be found on dzi
such as wave, sun, moon, lotus, nectar, ru yi, tortoise shell
1. One Eye - to increase brightness, intelligence and enhancement
in specific talents, especially great for kids, youths or those
who are in school. It also promises luck in advancement and success,
which means those who are seeking for victory in their endeavours
will have their dreams come true. The 1-Eye dzi is also excellent
to clarify thoughts and create calmness.
2. Two Eyes - to bless singles with love luck which results in strong relationship that will blossom to become successful marriage. Besides, it is also best for those seeking to strengthen their love ties for married spouses. Therefore, it would help partners rekindle their broken relationships.
3. Three Eyes - The triple eyed dzi symbolizes
the rolling in of heavy wealth. This is because it symbolizes
the Tibetan Wealth Gods (Jhambala). This dZi enables one to
obtain prosperity, happiness and good health. For those who
are lack in good opportunity, this dZi will help them get
positive surprises. It will also boost up ones financial status
4. Four Eyes - The 4-Eyes dZi is very famous for its
effectiveness in combating obstacles. It signifies significant
blessings from the four Bodhisattvas: Avalokitesvara (compassion),
Manjushri (wisdom), Ksitigarbha (enlightenment) and Samantabhadra
(dharma). Therefore, ones path would become an extremely smooth,
fulfilling and healthy one till he/she dies at a ripe age.
Those who have had a spate of bad luck for a long time and
thinking to experience a turnover of luck will have to possess
5. Five Eyes - The 5 Eyes dzi is a wealth charm. 5 Eyes represent
Five Wealth Gods from the five directions. It is the charm that
blesses the wearer with better money luck, wealth, prosperity
and longevity. It is therefore extremely suitable for those seeking
for monetary gains and multiple sources of income coming their
6. Seven Eyes - The seven eyes dzi will bless one by
fulfilling 7 human necessities: perfection, career, recognition,
riches, health, good relationship and longevity. It is very
much alike the blessings from Taoist's Eight Immortals and
Fuk Luk Sau.
7. Eight Eyes - The 8 Eyes dzi is the most sort after dzi in Period
8 because it becomes very important during this period and exerts
very powerful force to manifest ultimate good luck due to its
auspicious number "8". The 8 Eyes represent 8 magical realms in
the heaven known as "tien lung par pu" and pacifies 8 types of
harm to gain entry to the right path. It is also excellent to
protect against obstacles and "shar chi". It will bring turnaround
luck from bad to good for everyone during this Period of 8 (2004-2024).
It blesses the wearer with monetary gains, wealth, good fortune
and abundance. Also suitable to bring gambling luck.
8. Nine Eyes - 9 eyes is the emperor of all dZi, the more priced
and sought after dZi of all. Today, almost all feng shui enthusiasts
are craving to have his own 9 eyes dZi for all kinds of good fortune,
divine protection, good health, wealth, prosperity from heaven,
double longevity, victory over foes, windfall luck and ultimate
good luck; protected by the Buddha's eyes. This DZI will enable
the wearer to gain power and influence.9 Eyes dZi brings the most
complete blessings, which helps to remove negative sins and dissolves
all obstacles and blockages along your path. It could also protect
the wearer against all kinds of misfortune and harm from evil.
9. Ten Eyes - The 10 Eyes dzi plays the most important role to
purify ones karma. If one has been suffering from prolonged bad
luck due to his/her heaven's luck, this is the dzi to purify his
past and current doings to enhance his luck for the future. It
is also the dzi that increases wisdom and instill ones charisma
which is important for anyone who desires to be a leader. This
dzi will also bless one with good networking so that he can achieve
complete "10/10" in life.
10. Eleven Eyes - The 11 Eyes represents the combination of "5
Wealth God" and the powerful mantra "Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum" downloaded
from Kwan Yin Goddess of Mercy. This powerful dzi bead therefore
blesses one with not only wealth luck, but also with wisdom and
leading one to doing good deeds. It brings protection from negativities
and evil energy.
11. Twelve Eyes - The 12-Eyes dZi is a wishfulling dzi, equivalent
to a magnified and more powerful wishfulling jewel. This dzi answers
to every wish one makes, especially those that are hard to get
and tricky. Such wishes can be related to health, wealth, love,
self improvement, fame, social life, children and career. It also
increases ones reputation tremendously when worn and bring about
appreciation, helpfulness and great support from all walks of
life. For those who are doing sales, marketing and businesses,
this dZi would lead to their dream come true.
12. Fifteen Eyes - The rare 15 Eyes dZi blesses us with heaven's
luck. When one's heaven luck is activated, he or she will enjoy
long term windfall, all sorts of opportunities and good luck from
all directions. This means you will have a smooth, easy and unobstructed
ride for your undertakings. This is especially important for those
who desire to embark on big projects, competitive undertakings,
risky businesses and important endeavours.
13. Twenty One Eyes - The 21 Eyes Dzi is the most powerful of
all because it represents the highest level of attainment for
both human and deity in heaven. The 21 eyes dzi is suitable to
bless those who are seeking for extreme power such as a leader
in a corporate, a general in the military, the headmaster of a
school or a director of a business. It will provide smoothsailing
luck in all your endeavours and ensure all your wishes will be
fulfilled. "Just think and you will get all you want".
14. Tiger Teeth - For those who are not so brave,
it will help them dismantle fear that is regularly embedded
in their hearts. It will instead instill confidence and mental
strength so that one can progress under all difficult circumstances
by removing frustrations along the way. For those who are
suffering from undecisiveness and OCD (obsessive compulsive
disorder), it will help them develop a firm stand. Actually
the tiger teeth dzi is popular for its protective abilities,
in which it is able to remove negativities, evil and black
magic. If you are doing space clearing regularly, you can
wear this dZi to create awareness of negativities. Because
of its strong ability to remove obstacles, it is able to roll
in good fortune, wealth and longevity.
15. Dorje - In fact, it is also known as the Diamond
Pestle Dzi bead. Dorje is the Tibetan Dharma Implement to
pacify the supernatural world such as ghosts, evil spirits
and demons. Dorje in Tibetan means 'indestructible.' The Dorje
is the Tibetan Buddhist equivalent of the double terminated
Hindu ritual tool known the thunderbolt. It represents the
male force, enlightenment, the 'cutting' of ignorance and
illusion. This dzi promises to keep ghost from human body
for sure. Next, it could also improve ones health and maximizes
wisdom in terms of spiritual enlightenment on the wearer.
16. Heaven and Earth - The Heaven and Earth Dzi symbolizes
the energy linkage of heaven and earth. It possesses mystical
power and increases one's merit and virtue. When worn by human,
it generates the trinity of Heaven, Earth and Mankind and
serves to increase ones good feng shui. When this is achieved,
one will become extremely fortunate in all areas of life.
One becomes blessed with a good life filled with wealth, health,
power, descendants, love and much more.
17. Mythical Bird - The Mythical Bird dZi helps to overcome
sickness, remove sufferings, correct confusion, resist danger,
subdue evil spirits, dispel bad luck and enhance fame luck.
The mythical bird is believed to be related to Garuda, the
guardian of temples and spiritual places.
18. Kwan Yin - Kuan Yin is an extremely popular Goddess
among buddhist followers in Mahayana Buddhism. She is the
ultimate symbol of mercy and passion. Her kindred heart and
compassionate character had touched the hearts of many Buddhist
followers. She helps and guides all beings in attaining better
merits and karma in life. Wearing this Kwan Yin dzi will help
you overcome sickness, family problems, relationship problems,
career problem, conceiving problem, children problems, death
of loved ones, all forms of stress, examination problems and
other types of bad luck.
19. Lotus - The Lotus is essentially used to signify
joy, peace, purity and sincerity. Many Feng Shui Masters had
recommended it for use as an enhancer of good fortune. The
Lotus is the flower dedicated to Buddha. The lotus confidently
rises above water and blossom to create a strong sense of
purity in the surroundings.The lotus is also a sign of love
for the family, friends and associates. The lotus dzi will
emit good chi for a more peaceful and clear mind for those
intending to set important goals and achieving them.
20. Bodhi - The bodhi tree had provided shelter
and assisted Buddha into achieving HIS enlightenment. Therefore
the bodhi tree is regarded as sacred and magical in feng shui
in fulfilling everyone's wishes, providing protection against
failure and assist one in achieving desires goals. Most students
taking important examinations will seek blessings from the
bodhi tree to attain great results and heighten scholastic
capabilities by placing their wishes around the bodhi tree
before the examination day.
21. Tortoise Shell - Tortoise Shell dZi is best to promote
good health, and longevity. Besides, this ultimate symbol
from the celestial tortoise's shell would also provide protection
against injuries, harm and damages.
22. Ru Yi - This Ru Yi dZi is best to bring SPECIAL
LUCK for those who are: 1. seeking for a good job and 2. starting
to work in a new place. The combination of Ru Yi Dzi with
aventurine and mother of pearl brings more career luck especially
for those are starting a new career or intend to find a new
job. It also helps newbies at work to gain influence on peers
to smoothen their job.
23. Nectar - The nectar dzi
actually has the "longevity bottle" motif on it
(also known as poh ping). Primarily, it ensures safety and
prevents death due to bad luck. If wards off negativities
and protects one from loss. Besides, it also helps to roll
in wealth and one gain good health/longevity. The nectar is
so powerful that it also ascertains that one achieves perfection
in all virtues establishment.
24. Pi Yao - The Pi Yao is the best celestial
animal to protect and help smoothen paths, and is best if
it is carved from stone that itself have protective energies
to ward off evil, suitable as a protector from dangers and
will invite fortune like the dzi. The Pi Yao carved out of
a strong material like the dzi stone ensures double the protection
from any danger and evil. And it has strong ability to absorb
wealth from the direction it faces. It possesses special forces
to overcome bad luck, therefore is also helpful for those
who are going through a bad year according to their zodiac.
It would also help you remove obstacles and those facing great
problems for a long period of time. The Pi Yao is the strongest
symbol to protect your fortune.
Tiger Teeth and 4-Eyes dZi strung
with genuine "natural" crystals
a suitable dzi depends on one's own affinity. Depending on one's
personal aspirations and desire, he or she would choose the type
of dzi that would help them achieve their goals and actualize
their dreams. Today, since it is so affordable, almost everyone
would not just own one or two, but a selection of Dzis strung
with semi precious stones as bracelets and necklaces. Besides
obtaining blessings from the dzi, when strung with powerful natural
crystals, strong earth energy from natural crystals amplify the
energy of the dzi further to fulfill desires for a lifetime.