I recall that several months ago there was a guest on Coast who talked about all of the above. She also talked about stones changing colors when they were "working".
Well I have some lovely Rose Quartz jewelry that is fading! One bracelet has faded completely to white! Another bracelet is still pink but fading.
I don't mind talking about the fact that I sunk into a Mental/Emotional Black Hole a few years ago. I'm feeling much better now, coping much better. Could that be connected at all to the Rose Quartz (along with Therapy and Medication) and why it's faded to white?
I always feel better when I wear jewelry and I don't mind mixing metals; gold and silver and copper. Sometimes when I'm just wearing Sweats I put on earrings, necklace, bracelets, rings and it lifts my Spirits.
ALSO I have some jade that was a beautiful deep Lavender and it has faded to a pale orchid shade. That might be if the jade was died and the dye is fading. I don't know.
Mary and Bessie who needs no external decoration!