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  • Catalogue Essay

    Buddhists prayer beads are traditionally used by monks and believers to count the number of times a mantra is recited when they pray. A strand usually consists of 108 beads made out of seeds, crystals, corals or jade, which represents the 108 mortal desires of human beings. They are either wrapped around one's wrist, held in one's palm, or worn over one's neck similar to a necklace, sometimes with a tassel attached to it. Despite the religious connotation attached to prayer beads, they are now often worn as a fashion accessory with gemstones embellishments.


A Jadeite and Pink Tourmaline Prayer Bead Necklace

Length approximately 750mm

HK$70,000 - 90,000 

Sold for HK$81,250

Contact Specialist
Terry Chu
Head of Jewellery, Asia, Senior Director
+852 2318 2038

Jewels & Jadeite

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2017