"Garnet" refers to the family name of a group of several closely related minerals. Garnets come in a variety of colors (all except blue!) and have many different varieties. However, the most widely-known color of Garnet gemstones is dark red, which is Almandine Garnet.
Other commonly known varieties include green Grossular Garnet, Uvarovite Garnet (bright green druzy crystals), Spessartine Garnet (orange-red).
Metaphysical Properties of Garnet (red):Base & Heart Chakra, Grounding, Balance emotions, Protection, Strength, Will power, Commitment, Relationships, Business Success, Luck, Heart & Blood