Garnet is one of the most versatile gemstones available and can be found in multiple countries. Garnet is actually the name given to a whole family of gemstones. Pyrope garnet is the most popular of the red varieties, with that rich pomegranate colour. Garnet comes in a variety of colours, but most stones with a specific colour have their own name. The tsavorite garnet and demantoid garnet are both light to deep green. Rhodolite garnet will be red to rose-pink in colour, hessonite garnet is known as the “cinnamon stone” for its reddish-brown hue, and almandine garnet is sometimes found in shades of red, orange and a hint of purple. Garnet is the birthstone of January.