The name Garnet makes most people think deep red.The Fact is Garnet comes in every color except blue.Garnets range from a deep, deep pidgeon blood red called Pyrope Garnet, through amber, reddish brown,orange, yellow green, green yellow to the deep almost emerald green of the Tsavorite and Uvarovite Garnets.Garnets can even be colorless. Garnets range 6-1/2 to 7-1/2 on the Moh's hardness scale making them a rather tough stone.Lesser specimens of Garnet are ground up and used as sandpaper. Garnets are often found in antique and period jewelry set in silver and paired with marcasite.It was common to have a suite which featured earrings, necklace, ring and often a brooch. Garnets are ususally faceted, but can be simply tumbled and even cut as a cabochon which can display a four to six star effect.