About 3 years ago I had some old Buddha amulets for sale (and other monks and Buddhist figures) from one of my Thailand based websites. I had to sell them for a lot of money because I paid a lot for them in Thailand.
I was surprised that there were people willing to pay $400 and even $800 for some of the amulets, though that was what they were worth – how could they possibly know I had genuine amulets from temples in Thailand?
Unfortunately, people have to take a chance. I have seen hundreds of amulet sellers here away from the temples that are sellign junk replicas of original Buddha amulets. It’s sad, but even Thais cannot in most cases tell the difference. Or, maybe many times they can and they buy them anyway because they just can’t afford the authentic amulets.
That’s probably more like it…
We decided to start selling some of the amazing amulets we’ve found in Thailand over these few years because on vacation to the old northeast of Thailand we found a temple that had some amazing white jade Buddha amulets that we couldn’t pass up. We bought 34 of them I think, in the Somdej style, and then another 15 with Buddha in a traditional sitting meditation posture – and the white jade amulet is shaped in a triangle.
As if that wasn’t enough, they also had some petrified wood Buddhas. These are millions of years old and of the most beautiful browns that you’ve ever seen in an amulet. I’ve certainly never seen anything approach the beauty of these…
So, we have created www.AllBuddhas.com and this will be for our premium Buddha collection. All of the amulets at AllBuddhas.com will sell for over $199. They are all unique amulets, and guaranteed authentic, of course.
Shipping is free – and we will sell them with ornate solid silver cases as well, probably only adding another $50 to the price for them. We spend $50 per case to get them.
So, if you are in the market to buy a Buddhst relative or friend something that will last for generations – please have a look at our unique Buddhas and see if there is something there you cannot pass up.