|390902967911 Regarding these beads|
|Re: 390902967911 -- Joyce||Post Reply||Edit||Forum||Where am I?|
My main reason for buying the beads was for re-cutting, all of the hard work was already the hole drilled and the bead rough shaped. When I picked a few out for re-cutting I found out as soon as I started to re-grind that something had been done to the stone to change its appearance. Some of the beads had a wonderful Suleiman look that I just wanted to bring out a bit, nearly all of the dark outer coating came off in the early grinding. I did not pay very much for the beads so I have no complaints, I am just pointing out that the Chinese are very good at making something look like what it is not.
I think if the beads in this ebay post were ground down just a bit you might just find that they had been treated in some way to make them look the way they do.
Because I purchased these beads months ago I could only get a very small image of one purchased off of Ebay. I have attached it and tomorrow I will see if I cant find a few before and after images of these beads. I think you will be enlightened.
All my best ......... Danny