Approximately 4mm round gemstone beads for jewelry making. India-Cut Garnet. These beads have been enhanced to bring out their natural beauty. According to legend, Noah suspended a finely cut, glowing garnet to illuminate the ark and steer it through the dark night. Gemstone beads from India tend to be made from high-quality stones, but their cut and polish tends to be less precise. As a result, these beads may be slightly irregular in shape with holes that are sometimes off-center, rough, and/or small.