Bead, hessonite garnet (natural), hand-cut nugget, beautiful beads with a Mohs hardness 7 to 7-1/2. Sold per weighty 14-inch strand of various sizes. Variable amount of stones with approx 20 - 25 stones per strand approx sizes 10 - 20 mm

This is natural genuine garnet, please see pictures for quality and bare in mind that natural beads have natural features and may not be totally smooth on the outside.  These are last of batch and are of high natural quality and are priced accordingly.  Purchased 10 years ago from a trade only US supplier, oil has faded but should polish up nicely.

Coin for size comparison and not included.