Before I string pearls or any semi precious stones, I soak them in
water (sometimes boiling) to remove the excess dye. Sometimes, the
excess comes off in one soaking and sometimes it will take a month
(changing the water multiple times a day). Sometimes, when I think
most of the dye is on the string, I remove the string. Is there any
other method of removing excess dye? What should I be asking my
vendors before I buy the pearls. Is there a dye that doesn’t come
Thank you for any help!