I had made for a customer 51 pieces of 6 mm sperical faceted drilled
Aquamarine beads to use in a necklace with a 250+ carat aquamarine
briolette cut from a 108 gram piece of rough that I supplied to him.
Now the customer is upset because the Aquamarine beads are not the
same color as the briolette. It appears that in drilling the 6 mm
beads the drill hole has caused the beads to become much lighter
than they were before drilling. The customer wants to know if it is
possible to polish the inside of the drill hole in the beads so that
it doesn’t lighten up the color of the beads - or if there exists
some coloring processs whereby the interior of the drill hole can be
colored to strengthen the color of the beads.
Does anyone have any experience with solving this kind of problem?
Lowe Associates - Brasil
Gemstones, Rough, Specimens
Tucson - February 2 - 7, 2005 - GJX # 205
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