Genuine garnet beads - dark red

Here you find our assortment of garnet beads ranging from little nuggets to faceted, round, flat and bicone beads. Garnet is usually associated with the deep red variety which is the widest spread one, but the stone is actually found worldwide in many different colours such as orange, yellow, green, blue, black, pink and others. The rarest kind is the blue garnet which was found on Madagascar in the 1990's.

For inspiration and DIY guides on how to make jewelry with garnet and other gemstone beads, please visit our blog. We have used garnets in a bracelet with faceted semi-precious stones.

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Garnet: The gemstone known for its protective powers


Garnet is a gemstone known for its deep red color, but it also comes in shades such as green, orange, brown and black. It has been used for centuries and has a rich history as a protective stone in particular. In the ancient Middle East, Southern Europe and Asia, garnet was often worn as an amulet or a protective talisman during war to bring courage and protection to the wearer. It was also used as a symbol of faith, love and commitment.
In different cultures, garnet was also believed to have healing properties and was used to promote vitality, energy and strength. Even in modern times, garnet is still considered by some as a stone that attracts positive energies and protects against negativity.


In astrology, garnet is considered a stone that brings passion, strength and energy to the wearer and is often considered to be associated with the root of the chakra.


The chemistry behind garnet


The chemical composition of garnet varies depending on its type and color. However, it often consists of silicates and oxygen and can contain various minerals such as aluminum, iron, magnesium and calcium.


Garnet as a gemstone for your DIY jewelry


Garnet is naturally hard and durable, making it perfect for homemade jewelry, such as bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Garnet's hardness also means it holds its color well.
As seen in our range, garnet can be cut into different shapes and sizes, making it versatile and perfect for adding a touch of color and elegance to any jewellery project.