Hello all, Just an alert from my own experience. I recently bought
some aquamarine carved beads (noted as having been dyed). They were
quite pretty and I made some up into a long necklace with FWP and
gold beads. Displayed it under glass at an outdoor art show, where
it was exposed to sunlight. In the afternoon, I noticed that the
aquamarine was no longer blue… it had become colorless. I removed
it from sale! When I contacted the supplier, they pointed out that
the stones were dyed.
I’m returning the remaining beads and some amethyst which is also
dyed. Apparently dyed stones aren’t necessarily color-fast. This
problem has not occurred before, and I’m wondering if anyone else has
experienced such fading.
This sharing of experience is so valuable. Orchid forever!!
Judymw in KS Judy M. Willingham, Consumer Pollution Prevention
Specialist 237 Seaton Hall Kansas State University Manhattan KS
66506 (785)532-5418 FAX (785) 532-6944