These vibrantly colored beads are commonly mistaken for fine quality jade. They are actually polished and permanently dyed quartz. 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"PinksBall4mmDyedhttp://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/h203838gsH203838GSBead, Malaysia "jade" (quartz) (dyed), fuchsia, 4mm round with 0.5-1.5mm hole, B grade, Mohs hardness 7. Sold per 15" to 16" strand.//image1.fmgstatic.com/images/p3838gsb(2).jpg12.1212.12As Low As $6.08 per strand