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Hessonite Garnet Faceted Oval - 14.5 X 10.5 mm Genuine Natural Faceted Gemstone

...you decide what this gemstone will become.

Hessonite is the orange version of grossularite garnet; and is frequently known as 'Cinnamon Stone'. While most grossularite garnet is green, hessonite is a golden to orange-brown color. It gets it's color from iron and manganese content. Most hessonite is rich with inclusions, which give it a cloudy treacle-like quality.

Hessonite garnet is historically important because of it's a special place in Vedic astrology.
Known in Sanskrit as Gomedha, this stone is believed to be formed from the fingernails of Vala, the great demon. Vedic astrologists believe wearing a good quality hessonite, of at least 2 carats set in gold, will increase life span and good fortune. Hessonite is also one of the nine planetary gemstones along with ruby, diamond, pearl, red coral, blue sapphire, cat's eye, yellow sapphire and emerald.

Gem Name: Garnet, Hessonite Garnet
Origin: Sri Lanka
Shape: oval
Size: 14.5 X 10.5 mm
Carat Weight: 10.15 ct.
Color: deep orange
Clarity/Grade: translucent; slightly cloudy (as to be expected with Hessonite)
Cut: cushion cut; belly cut
Mohs' hardness: 6.5 - 7
Treatment: none
Quantity: 1

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Hessonite Garnet Faceted Oval - 14.5 X 10.5 mm Genuine Natural Faceted Gemstone

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  • Materials: garnet, hessonite, hessonite garnet
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