Hello fellow orchidians,
I want to thank all of you who suggested various methods to test my
coral for authenticity. It was indeed true coral and I have since
seen other shops with some for sale. Somewhere they must be getting
ready to overload the market with thick coral which I found to be
dyed when we were doing the specific gravity test. Now after I
soaked it for ages and got it to the point where it no longer lets
any dye out on anyone's nice white linen dress in a rainstorm, I am
wondering what do they use to dye it? Last week I saw a wonderfully
interesting necklace at one of those up market designer/ethnic
jewelry stores in Bangkok which had rounded beads which I swear are
some sort of white porous coral which had been dyed light blue. It
had a soft look which I would like to experiment with on some old
wood and other materials.
Does anyone have any ideas what is used for dying things for jewelry,
especially , stones or natural materials?
I know about telling the customers etc, but if the effect is right I
think this doesn't bother daring customers.
I know that summer is the time for holidays but I think doing jewelry
is a holiday for me! For others who might escape to the beach, be
careful of the sharks, both real and is sharks clothing!
Sharron is Saigon enjoying the thunder and lightening storms each