Agarwood bracelet or Agarwood beads is one of the more popular
agarwood products in Asia markets. With the recent Agarwood wave
in asia, we have seen Asian celebrities carrying different kind
of expensive wood beads on their hands. Among them, agarwood
bracelet is one of the most expensive wood and rare item in the
If you look around in Agarwood exhibition sor any
agarwood shops, chances are you will be looking at big collection
of agarwood bracelets and agarwood beads, each with different
pricing, different sizes and different texture. Open the box and
again, scent of different wood beads will certainly impress you.
(Provided that you are holding the real agarwood)
How do you select your first
Agarwood Bracelet/ Agarwood Beads.
Firstly, do not buy any beads without making any research, there
are thousands of fake agarwood bracelets and some of them really
looks like the real agarwood beads. Real agarwood bracelet do
not smell very offensive, it's light on scent even you keep in a
box. Secondly, you can consider buying entry agarwood bracelet
as a start, learn and observe the beads slowly and upgrade to a
better ones in future.
Natural Agarwood Bracelet versus Cultivated Agarwood
Like cultivated agarwood chips, on the market, there are
cultivated agarwood bracelet as well. The cultivated agarwood
bracelet looks less solid due to it's age and the appearance
cant be compare with natural wild agarwood bracelet. It is sold
cheaply and sometimes processed to sell at a higher price.
Grading of Natural
Agarwood Bracelet To grade agarwood bracelet,
we can easily divide it into three portion, firstly, the
fragance, secondly, the appearance of the beads and lastly, the
weight of the bracelet set.
The weight of the bracelet set, define primariy the price
and quality of the weight. Of course, you may have lots of metal
and stuff added in to increase the weight by those seller. Let's
look at a simpler version of grading by weight.
Bracelet Specification: 16mm Standard -14 beads.
How to know the grade of your Agarwood bracelet/ Agarwood Beads
Entry Level : 10g - 15 g Medium Level
:16-20 g Good Quality : 20 - 24g
High quality : 25g to 30g Super Quality :
Above 31 g and Sinking.
You have to take into
consideration, the appearance of bracelet, some of them
although heavy on weight, the oil and resin appearance may be
lacking so this would affect the price of the set. The most
important factor, would be the fragance of the agarwood
bracelet, remember, we can have many other heavy wood bracelet,
what set agarwood apart from others, is the scent of this
I will touch on the common practice of
manipluating Agarwood bracelet soon in the next section.