Antique Himalayan carnelian bead displaying lovely patina some and wear from usage. Minimal surface fissures are present further indicating age. These were actually obtained through trade with another collector who maintained they are Tibetan in origin however we are unable to personally verify origin beyond the Himalayan regions in general.
Measurements: 21.5mm x 10.5mm
The hole is somewhat difficult to measure with accuracy as it varies on either side because of the antique drilling methods used to make the hole. Something under 1mm could fit through it with ease.