Garnets are a group of silicate minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives. All species of garnets possess similar physical properties and crystal forms, but differ in chemical composition. Garnet species are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, blue, black, pink, and colorless, with reddish shades most common. The mineral group shows a range of hardness on the Mohs scale of about 6.5-7.5.
Rose Gold gets its rosy tint by mixing copper with gold. The ratio of gold to copper is usually 3:1, but varying percentages can be used as well, the intensity of the color differs according to the ratio of gold and copper. Jewelry with rose gold plating gives off a quality of elegance and femininity.