They were paved with rosy almandine and snowy alabaster; and the palaces glittered in the gay lamplight like a million stars.
"Fairy Book" by Sophie May
Almandine garnets also show no dichroism and lack variety of color.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
It seems related to both almandine and pyrope, and shows the absorption-spectrum of almandine.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various