Red garnet is the most well known color of garnet. There are many varieties of garnet and combinations of major garnet groups. Red almandine garnet is the most prevalent garnet. Rhodolite garnet is a violet red pyrope/almandine garnet.
Garnets have been used throughout the world for more than 5,000 years. They were popular stones of ancient Greece and Rome. The word garnet comes from the Latingranatumwhich means pomegranate. The typical garnet crystal does look like a pomegranate seed. An antique name for garnet iscarbunclewhich in Latin meant burning charcoal.
Other colors of garnet that are offered on our Vedic astrology website are cinnamon & reddish orange hessonite garnet and green tsavorite garnet.