I thought the bead necklace and earrings were garnets, but after I tested them with my Presidium gem tester, I found they were tourmaline. These are Rubelite, of which the ruby color is the most valuable and can have a violet tint. You can see the violet tint in photo 3. The necklace is 20 1/2" along the shorter strand. Each bead is 3mm. Closes with a box clasp. The earrings have the same beads which are tied to the earring backs. Posts for pierced ears. The silver backings and clasp do not test as sterling. Excellent vintage condition.