How do you tell the difference if glass gems are painted or not?


Recently used a red glass gem for a project and later the red came off leaving a clear gem.

  6 answers
  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on May 28, 2019

    Painted glass, typically is going to lose its’ paint, sooner or later.

    I would take a paper clip end & scratch it. Paint will come off easily.

    Why not use integrally colored glass?

  • Georgia Georgia on May 28, 2019

    Cheryl thank you. But I want to know if they are painted or not before I buy them. So should I scratch them while at the store? Where would one get integrally colored glass gems? Thanks again.

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    • Georgia Georgia on Jun 01, 2019

      Thank you K.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on May 30, 2019

    Try scratching one with yournail

  • Georgia Georgia on May 31, 2019

    Thank you.

  • Nan W. Nan W. on Jun 01, 2019

    Georgia: Gems with paint are usually more Opaque

  • Georgia Georgia on Jun 01, 2019

    Thank you Nan