“Garnets are such a boring birthstone”, lamented my January-born cousin, Amy, recently.
Thinking I knew what she had in mind, I asked “What colour is garnet?”.
“Dirty red-brown”, replied Amy, saying exactly what I’d expected her to say.
Like most people, Amy had no idea that garnet was available in a wide range of colours, in addition to the red-brown colour she knows (and dislikes!).