Garnets are a group of minerals and they offer all sorts of colors. Garnets with pyrope will make a bright red, spessartine makes orange, andradite and grossular will give them a deep green.
You probably associate whatever your favorite color of garnet with that particular color. At first you might think a different color of garnet is a different gemstone. But garnets come in a great variety of colors.
You might think of garnets as only red, but they are found in a great variety of colors. Of the choices of colors, you can find garnets in greens, purples, reds, oranges, and pinkish colors. Red is only more common than the other colors of garnets. The rarest is the tsavorite, the green garnet.
Tsavorite garnets were found by Campbell Bridges near Tsavo National Park in Kenya.
Demantoid garnets were used by the imperial Russian jeweler for intricate designs in jewelry.
A stylish red garnet bead necklace found in a grave in Egypt is more than 5,000 years old.