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Garnet and Spinel Beads

The silicate minerals or silicates are divided into six families depending on the amount of silica and oxygen they contain. Both garnet and Kyanite belong to the family of the Nesosilicates or island silicates (Neso: island) which in turn are subdivided into groups, one of which is the garnet group and another is the Al2SiO5 group. (Among the latter are Kyanite, topaz, Dumortierite, Andalusite and so on.)

More about Garnet, the birthstone of January, @ http://dunebeads.com/en/january-s-birthstone-garnet-or-between-a-delicate-choice-and-a-risky-option 

Spinel is the magnesium/aluminum member of the spinel group and exists in six colors, including black, red, blue, green, yellow and brown. The red version is sometimes confused with ruby; a number of remarkable red specimens are part of the crown jewels of the British court and there is also one in the Louvre museum. Spinel was also called carob stone in the past. The magnetite mineral from the spinel group is magnetic.

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10x10 mm, round, gemstone beads, garnet, natural, A-grade

Gemstone, garnet, natural, 10x10 mm, round beads – A-grade, Mohs' hardness 6.5-7.5 - one unit is +/- 20 cm and has +/- 20 beads
From €10.27

5x8 mm, rondelle, gemstone beads, garnet, natural, faceted

Gemstone, garnet, natural, 5x8 mm, rondelle beads - faceted – A-grade, Mohs' hardness 6.5-7.5 - one unit is +/- 19 cm and has +/- 42 beads
From €9.54

6x6 mm, round, gemstone beads, black spinel, natural

Gemstone, black spinel, natural, 6x6 mm, round beads – Mohs' hardness 7.5-8.0 - one unit is +/- 19 cm and has +/- 32 beads
From €8.74

6x6 mm, round, gemstone beads, garnet, natural, A-grade

Gemstone, garnet, natural, 6x6 mm, round beads – A-grade, Mohs' hardness 6.5-7.5 - one unit is +/- 19 cm and has +/- 31 beads
From €6.18

8x8 mm, round, gemstone beads, garnet, natural, A-grade

Gemstone, garnet, natural, 8x8 mm, round beads – A-grade, Mohs' hardness 6.5-7.5 - one unit is +/- 19 cm and has +/- 24 beads
From €8.44