TIM wrote:So, these are from Indonesia?
You need to have good materials to brew water using a bracelets, since its a much larger quantity compare to a single chip. If there is a 'bad' bead within the chain, it's very easy to tell its quality. Also, you can see how fast the beads will recover and turn dark again because of the oil content.
I use jewery grade steel wire and gold or silver hardware instead of lesser materials for the bracelets I brew with .
i'll leave it to guesswork for anyone to have some fun on the origin of the raw material
its not difficult to get an agarwoody brew, especially from new generation resin injection/coating techniques onto wood
gone through my hands were at least 20 types of recent new generation methods of making "agarwood". i personally know a couple of suppliers whom are also able to provide me with authentic agarwood resin for coating/impregnating beads, and they keep asking me how to use it to make low quality unresinated agarwood and beads look real??!