These vibrantly colored beads are commonly mistaken for fine quality jade. They are actually translucent quartz, well-polished and permanently dyed. Color saturation varies among sizes with the smaller millimeter sizes being lighter in color than the larger sizes. Color may vary from dye lot to dye lot.
Beads>Grade B>Malaysia "Jade"BeadsGrade BMalaysia "Jade"RedsBall3mmDyedhttp://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/h203835gsH203835GSBead, Malaysia "jade" (quartz) (dyed), watermelon, 3mm round with 0.5-1.5mm hole, B grade, Mohs hardness 7. Sold per 15-1/2" to 16" strand.//image1.fmgstatic.com/images/p3835gsb.jpg15.4915.49As Low As $7.94 per strand