Large antique coral beads from Tibet | Natural red coral has been a sought after material in Tibet for many centuries. Tibetans have come to regard red coral as being more precious than gold (the most prized beads are selling for as much as $ 200 per gram in Tibet).  Salmon orange to deep red beads are always the most valuable

Large antique coral beads from Tibet | Natural red coral has been a sought after material in Tibet for many centuries. Tibetans have come to regard red coral as being more precious than gold (the most prized beads are selling for as much as $ 200 per gram in Tibet). Salmon orange to deep red beads are always the most valuable

Tibet | Earring from the 17th - 19th century | Gold, coral,  turquoise, lapis lazuli and other semi precious stones

Tibet | Earring from the 17th - 19th century | Gold, coral, turquoise, lapis lazuli and other semi precious stones

Ancient Phum dZi.  Prized in Tibet and the Himalayan regions. | 1000 BCE to 300 BCE | GBP 1,200.

Ancient Phum dZi. Prized in Tibet and the Himalayan regions. | 1000 BCE to 300 BCE | GBP 1,200.

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