This strand of Quality Garnet Briolettes has:
Quantity: About 62 beads (one 8″ strand)
Shape: Faceted Heart Drop Briolettes
Size: about 6mm
Quality: I’m going to have to call these Quality Garnet Briolettes an AAA grade. I can’t get over these guys. I keep looking at them over & over because they are just shocking. They are light enough to be radiant, and saturated enough to be rich & red – most impressive (after the amazing sparkle they give off) is the clarity. Granted, these are not pristine – but the majority of them are eye clean, which I certainly did not expect. They are very transparent, so transparent that when they have an inclusion (of which I think I saw 3 or 4 – but there could be more) you can clearly see it because they are so very transparent. Also, I didn’t see any real signs of abuse, they are hand drilled so the expected issues with drilling might be there, but I didn’t see any obvious chips or issues – I can’t believe they’re this nice!
I love garnet. I love it’s versatility (it can put on the prettiest color). But most of all, I love how it feels. It’s slippery & shiny, and so very tactile – it’s a shame you can’t feel these, because they have that weight & slip that contributes to Garnet’s sexy appeal…
The stones in the image are the stones you will receive.