While red garnet is the most commonly associated color with the name, they also come in a variety of colors such as greens, oranges, pinkish oranges, deeply saturated purplish reds, and even some blues. Some garnet even have a color change characteristic! The green garnet called, Tsavorite, is rarer due to the necessary rock chemistry it needs in order to form.
Birthstones and Anniversaries
Garnet is the birthstone for January and the gem for the second anniversary.