How Do I Know The Dzi Bead Is Authentic?

Look at the gloss.
In terms of the intensity of the back light on the surface, the higher the reflectivity, the stronger the gloss. General luster can be divided into glass luster, grease luster, waxy luster and earthy luster. Observing the surface with the naked eye looks like a coating grease, this kind of luster is called grease luster. Some grease luster is particularly bright, it can be called waxy luster.

Look at transparency.
Transparency refers to the ability to transmit light. Choose transparent and semi-transparent dzi beads as the selection criteria.

See completeness.
Observing the integrity of the entire dzi from the outside is the most direct and effective. Generally speaking, in addition to handed down products, a small part of the damage may be used for Buddha's storage or powdering medicine and should be acceptable.

Look at the weathering pattern.
The so-called weathering pattern refers to the characteristics of the aging surface, which is the most representative of the age. If you observe carefully with a magnifying glass, you can find many natural and irregular weathering patterns, in different depths, like fish scale patterns and chicken feet patterns, especially in black and brown patterns.

Look at the patina.
Time is the best way to witness success. The patina is not the dirt on the dzi bead, it is a kind of attachment that the acid, alkali, molecule and the secretion of the body have been fused for a long time. It cannot be washed off, just like the patina on old porcelain and Ming and Qing furniture. This kind of patina is smooth and natural, and it cannot be made into this kind of natural patina if it is worn out.