About Luk Mik Tabular Bead
What is Luk Mik
It's eye-shaped round tabular bead formed by natural grains on stone or handmade decoration. It's often added into a necklace with other gemstones or inlaid into a ring to be worn. The shape and color of Luk Mik is very similar to horse's eye, so it's specially called Horse's Eye Tabular Bead. Nowadays, many people also get used to calling it Goat's Eye Tabular Bead.
Types of Luk Mik
Made by AgateAgate is a kind of microcrystalline quartz with orbicular bands. Natural stripes on agate are used to surround the round tabular bead and become eye-shaped. Also, etching is used to paint the lines of eye on the beads.
Made by ChalcedonyChalcedony is a kind of microcrystalline quartz that the texture is purer and rarely with bands, and its luster is as warm as wax. Chalcedony is barely with stripes, so in general, Carnelian is used to produce Luk Mik by etching.