Garnet is most often seen in its rich dark red form, but can also be pink, orange, green, yellow, brown or black. It is transparent or translucent, and has an air of opulence about it.
It stimulates the metabolism, and assists is the absorption of minerals and vitamins. It is a crystal of regeneration, aiding in spinal and cellular disorders, and purifying the blood. (Crystal attributes taken from The Crystal Bible, by Judy Hall)