These vibrantly colored beads are commonly mistaken for fine quality jade. Malaysia "jade" is 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. Colors may vary from dye lot to dye lot.
Beads>Grade B>Malaysia "Jade"BeadsGrade BMalaysia "Jade"BluesBall6mmDyedhttp://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/h203844gsH203844GSBead, Malaysia "jade" (quartz) (dyed), cobalt, 6mm round with 0.5-1.5mm hole, B grade, Mohs hardness 7. Sold per 15" to 16" strand.//image1.fmgstatic.com/images/p3844gsb.jpg14.4014.40As Low As $7.44 per strand