Garnet Beads

All garnets have similar physical properties and crystal forms but differ in chemical composition although they are all in the silicate mineral group. In addition to jewelry making, garnets are used industrially as the rough coating on sandpaper. The industrial mining of garnets produces the majority of gem grade material for use in jewelry.

The name garnet comes from the Latin word granatus, meaning like a grain. Garnet can be found by a number of different names. Other names also applied to garnet include andradite, demantoid, grossularite, hessonite, cinnamon stone, pyrope, rhodolite, tsavorite, spessartine, uwarowite, Arizona ruby, Arizona spinel, Montana ruby, New Mexico ruby, ant hill ruby, and many more.

Aside from the common red, garnet gemstone beads come in a wide variety of colors including green, pale to bright yellow, orange, and brown. In fact, they can come in every color except blue.

common treatments: frequently dyed
special care: In the case of dyed beads, minimize color bleed by rinsing well in warm water (with the risk of color loss.)
hardness: 7 - 7.5


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Garnet 6mm Round - GTQR0003
These 6mm red garnet beads are precision cut in China, so the holes are well drilled. Strands are approximately 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 strand per package
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Garnet 8mm Round - GTQR0004
When beads are this large, red garnet looks almost black, as the light cannot shine through as it does in smaller beads. These 8mm red garnet beads are precision cut in China, so the holes are no problem. Strands are approximately 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $13.62
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Garnet Graduated Faceted Round - GTQR0008
These graduated faceted round beads range from 6mm to 10mm. This stone is not the most expensive quality, but still quite beautiful and a reasonable price. Strands are approximately 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $21.24
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Garnet Brick Beads
Garnet Brick - GTM0001
Beautiful, deep red garnet bricks really have character. Quite irregular in size, these garnet rectangles generally measure 4 x 6mm. The strands are 15 inches long. (dyed) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $12.00
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Garnet Faceted 9x6mm Ovals
Garnet Faceted 9x6mm Ovals - GTQV0003
Faceted oval cabochons measure approximately 9mm x 6mm. They are not drilled. So, if you are into wire wrapping or prong setting, have fun with these. Hand cut in India. (untreated) 1 cabochon per package
More Details+Price $1.25
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Garnet Faceted Bicone Teardrop Beads
Garnet Faceted Bicone Teardrop - GTQB0002
These faceted bicone garnet beads are really quite like a teardrop in that one cone is offset from the center and has more facets. They measure approximately 4mm in diameter. The strands are 15 inches long. (dyed) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $9.75
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Garnet Faceted Oval Beads
Garnet Faceted Oval - GTQV0005
These luscious burgundy garnet faceted oval beads are made of top quality stone. They are top third side drilled. They vary in size a little, but most are approximately 7mm x 9mm. Cut in India. (untreated) 1 bead per package
More Details+Price $0.80
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Garnet Faceted Rectangle Beads
Garnet Faceted Rectangle - GTQM0003
Red garnet bricks are faceted in India, to measure approximately 5 x 7mm, but they do vary. The strands are approximately 15 inches long. (dyed) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $23.00
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Garnet Onion Briolette
Garnet Onion Briolette - GTQD0001
These garnet onion shape briolettes measure approximately 6-6.5mm in diameter. A product of India. (untreated) 1 bead per package
More Details+Price $4.85
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Grossular Garnet Roundel 5mm Beads
Grossular Garnet Roundel 5mm - GTHU0002
Wonderful green garnet 5mm roundels are a transparent mossy green reminiscent of the sparkle of a fresh rain. Strands are approximately 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $45.00
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Tsavorite Garnet Faceted Roundel Beads
Tsavorite Garnet Faceted Roundel - GTHU0004
Finding this stone cut into beads is no easy task. These tsavorite garnet laser faceted roundels offer a fabulous emerald green and measure approximately 2mm - 2.5mm. (untreated) 1 inch strand per package
More Details+Price $13.25
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Garnet 2.5mm Round Beads
Garnet 2mm Round - GTQR0007
These tiny 2mm plain round garnets are all natural color, so no worries about dye coming off on clothing (a common problem with dyed garnets.) Strands are approximately 15 inches long. Cut in India. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $4.50
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Garnet 4mm Round - GTQR0002
Mother Nature has blessed us with an abundance of garnet. Otherwise, the price for these beauties would be much higher. These 4mm plain round beads are cut in India and temporarily strung on strands about 15 inches long. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $4.50
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Black Garnet Faceted 8mm Round Bead - GTCR0001
The sparkle of these 8mm faceted round black garnet beads simply cannot be beat. They offer the beauty of tourmaline for a fraction of the price, and share the title of true gemstone. Cut in India. (untreated) 1 bead per package
More Details+Price $2.53
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Garnet Chip Beads
Garnet Chips - GTQA0001
Smooth, well tumbled garnet chips have no scratchy edges. Strands are approximately 36 inches. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $3.50
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Grossular Garnet 6mm - GTHR0001
Don't you agree that these grossular garnets are a wonderful mossy color mix? These 6mm grossular garnet beads range from light to dark olive green with some brown accents. Strands are approximately 15 inches. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $11.20
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Garnet 8mm Roundels - GTQU0004
These 8mm red garnet roundels offer the transparent beauty of garnet, but they are so large, the light has a hard time getting through, so they look dark until the light shines on them. Then, WOW! Strands are approximately 15 inches. Cut in China. (untreated) 1 strand per package
More Details+Price $12.25
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