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Original Message:   Re: Re: Nice bead
Another lot of beads and another story. In the Mid nineties I worked in the gem cutting industry in the city of Jaipur. My friend knew I liked old beads so he introduced me to a rickshaw driver who had a string of them to sell. Well I figured fakes or a scam.....rickshaw drivers are dodgy the world over...often nice, interesting and funny people but dodgy. Any way I was told to wait in front of the Palace of the Winds just down Johari Bazaar from where we had our workshop. Half an hour later he returned with a string of genuine Bhaisajyaguru beads. It cost me just under $200 us for 50+ beads. My girlfriend was appalled and convinced I'd been duped. She had no idea about ancient beads and I might as well have swapped our last item of value for a handful of magic beans. I told her that one day she would see I was right.....twenty years have passed. We are now married with a couple of kids.

50 Bhaisajyaguru beads for under $200, a bargain. Being able to say "I told you so"......priceless!

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