At our weekly tasting group this week I brought up a discussion about Ruby vs. Garnet. I have a background as a lighting designer and visual artist and had always viewed Ruby as the lighter in hue color and Garnet being the darker in hue. My group and the grid seems to differ from my understanding. Garnet is lighter and moves darker to ruby then to purple according to the grid. I'm just trying to reconcile my understanding. Any thoughts or insight? Or should I just shift my paradigm to fit with the grid?
I've always seen Ruby as darker, in general. Friend is a jeweler and said most natural Rubies are generally darker, but synthetics can be much lighter.