15 inch strand. Beads measure approximately 6-7mm and there are about 58 beads per strand. These beads are stunning! ALMOND GARNETS are genuine red garnet beads that have been coated to produce a shimmery, metallic finish. If you look at these beads directly, they resemble hematite, but if you catch the light at the right angle, you can see the gorgeous wine red color of the garnets shimmering through.