These genuine Spessartite Mandarin Garnet beads are:
Quantity: One hundred and three (110+) beads (about 10.5″ strand)
Shape: Faceted pear briolette beads
Size: 3-6mm (small)
Quality: These Spessartite mandarin Garnet beads are about a grade AAA. I’ve never quite seen anything like them. They are actually more than just a Fanta Orange color – I tried and tried to get the color just right, but the best description I can find for them is a nearly-neon Apricot. These are just amazing beads – they are very clear & light (garnet gets too dark so easily & thus looses some of the color & sparkle) and although included, they are incredibly lively in cut & present as mostly clean and transparent. I cannot say enough about how fantastic these stones are. I do expect there is a drilling issue or two on the strand based on how a few of them sit next to each other and because they are hand-drilled. Nonetheless, this is a very rare color of garnet and absolutely resplendent!