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I have another semi-related question about what to use on Old dull glass beads to enhance the surface color. Learned the hard way not to use petroleum products like a very tiny bit of Vaseline- gets horribly smelly. Most Oils like cooking Oils will breakdown and become Rancid and reek badly (though can be washed off with soap and water).
I read that some Folks use the Pure Palm Oil to temporarily enhance the color of Antique Glass Beads, as it has about a 3-4 year window before breaking down and becoming Rancid. Also I've heard of Walnut Oil use. Typically I have zero interest in "oiling" my Antique Trade Beads, preferring to keep them intact. However on occasion I would like to see the "enriched" colors, get good photos, and gain a deeper understanding of the basic bead color before the haze of wear & tear & age interfered.