Garnet Tumblestones (Almandine)
Pieces of tumbled Garnet, sold in two quality grades.
|Buy 5-9 pieces for||£3.38|
|Buy 10-19 pieces for||£3.19|
|Buy 20+ pieces for||£3.00|
Lovely Garnet tumblestones, available in two different quality grades.
These stones are a very dark red, almost black, and they are not especially transparent. They make an interesting contrast stone when paired with brighter stones, or white stones - ideal for use as fish tank gravel, or a decoration in a small bowl or vase.
Garnets are, of course, considered a precious stone - these are lower grades, therefore have lower prices.
The pictures you see here are representative of the products and are usually not the exact item you will receive. Where various grades are available we do try to photograph each grade - but some photographs are still on their way!
What are tumblestones?
Tumblestones are stones that have been put in spinning barrels with an abrasive compound for weeks or months. This slowly rounds off the rough rock and corners – the stones are then cleaned, and placed with a less abrasive grit. This happens several times until the stones are placed into a barrel with a polishing compound for their final polish.