A friend asked for a garnet colored rosary. These bead are stunning in the final rosary! And as the title reads, I do love all things Druk. I'm high on Czech beads -- the quality cannot be surpassed -- and the Druks are beautiful, there is a tremendous selection, and thanks to Artbeads the beads are affordable (for which I bless you with every order). I wish I were able to take good photos of my creations - if I figure it out - I'll post some photos.
I already had genuine 6mm garnet rounds. I bought these beads to see how they compared with the real ones. To me, they are identical. The only way to tell the difference is to hold them up to the light (I forget which one is translucent; it's a good thing they're packaged differently from each other). I wouldn't pass the glass beads off as real garnet. It's nice to know I can make a piece that looks like garnet for the price of glass.