Dyed jade is the last trend in gemstone jewelry. It is beautiful, and easy to make. Gemstones are just warmed up and colored - and that's it!
Dark Green Dyed Jade.
It's a very easy process, and the results are lovely. To be fair, most of the gemstones we use in costume jewelry are color-enhanced to meet the buyer's expectations (as black onyx or striped agate).
Fuchsia Dyed Agate.
So the difference is that now the producers dye specific semiprecious gemstones with unexpected colors, proposing it as a plus when the natural tint is not exactly a instant success.
Dark Red Dyed Jade.
Why jade, then? It's not obvious. Maybe it's all about a world-wide surplus. More probably because jade has a opalescent texture and a neutral color - going from white to green, sometimes verging on yellow or other lovely nuances.
Apple Green Dyed Jade.
Pure jade is very expansive, while small pieces with inclusions can be much more affordable. Unfortunately, at a first sight these latter can be mistaken for far cheaper quartzes, and that makes the reselling a nightmare.
Blue Dyed Jade and Turquoise.
On the one hand, jade is highly valuable as you buy a well refined craft; on the other, it is not that beautiful or spectacular on its own (and this counts a lot in jewelry!). I mean, it doesn't shine, and the color is so delicate that sometimes it's just sad. Maybe here lies the other reason why the smart merchants dye those small, cheaper pieces!
Lavender Dyed Jade and Freshwater Pearls.
Eventually, I'm just fascinated with dyed jade because of the possibilities it opens. I hope you like it as well! All the pictures come from my shop, just click on the image and go there to see more!