Garnet gem beads
Garnet is commonly associated with the color plum-red but these gemstones can be found in almost any color and are popular choices for jewelry of all types. Garnet is also the birthstone for January. Garnet was popular in Victorian and Edwardian jewelry around the turn of the century. Items marketed as "Bohemian Garnet" are glass, not real garnet. Garnet beads come in a variety of shapes, most are the dark plum red of traditional garnet. Pyrope, Almandine, Hessonite, rhodolite. and other varieties of garnet occasionally available.
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