Garnets will occur in many colors including
red, purple, orange, yellow, green, brown.
In general the colors by name will be pyrope:
red, tsavorite:green, spessartite:orange,
almandite:brownish/red. Blue is extremely
rare. I've only seen it in color changing
Garnets are found world wide, but some varieties
are unique to one area only. Tsavorite, for
example is found only in the Tsavo Area of
Garnet is a group of minerals, with similar
chemical composition and a common crystal
habit. The following are the 6 members of
the garnet family:
||Colors and Varietal Names
|| deep wine red
|| deep dead red
orangish pink; Tsavorite=electric
green; Transvaal Jade=massive green
red or brownish
the chemical compositions of almandine and
pyrope overlap, Malaya (orange-red) and Rhodolite (violet red) garnets are produced. The
rarest color for a garnet to occur in is blue.
I personally have only seen blue tones in
color changing varieties.
Garnet promotes honor, courage and nobility.