Hessonite is an orange-brown variety of grossularite garnet also called essonite, cinnamon stone. Its general formula: Ca3Al2Si3O12. It is also known as cinnamon stone after the colour of the spice Cinnamon this gemstone is the Gemstone of Planet Rahu as per Vedic Astrology. The basic elements in a Hessonite Garnet are Calcium, Aluminium, Silicon and Oxygen.

Hessonite Gemstone is affiliated with the spiteful planet Rahu which is described as being one of the most important planets for human beings. Since, this planet has got the enormous capability of making a great impact on the life of an individual, therefore, as per modern astrology rahu is revered to be an important planet for human beings.

The honey color hessonite gemstone or gomed stone assists in dispelling all the negativity from the mind of an individual with its effective rays which infiltrates deep down in the body and the mind of a human being and combat against toxic materials that sustains in body from extremely long time. It is also known to intact the immune system of the body and prevents human beings getting influenced from various severe diseases. Moreover, this stone endows comfort of mind, releases the emotional burden and rejuvenate life.

Hessonite comes chiefly from Sri Lanka and India where it is found generally in placer deposits, though its occurrence in its native matrix is not unknown. It is also found in Brazil and California. The price of the Hessonite Gemstone is determined by lack of treatment, clarity, and colour and carat weight. The cut plays a role too, but most important are lack of treatment and purity of colour. Poor quality Hessonite material as per the Gem Pyramid costs anywhere from $1 to $20 per carat.


Properties and Effects of Hessonite

The healing properties of Hessonite have been known since ages. Ancients have used to Hessonite to heal Cancer, fear psychosis, multiple personality disorders, skin infections. The healing properties of Hessonite have been found useful for people who suffer from Black magic, Hexing and curse of evil spirits. Hessonite has direct healing properties on the Mooladhara Chakra. The difference is readily detected by the specific gravity, that of hessonite being 3.64 to 3.69, while that of zircon is about 4.6. Hessonite has a similar hardness to that of quartz (being about 7 on the Mohs scale), while the hardness of most garnet species is nearer 7.5.

If the Hessonite Gemstone is well suited then the individual will experience tremendous mental relief and release from mental agony. The beneficial effects of the hessonite are felt by having clarity in mind, confidence, release of fear and clearing of confusion. The Hessonite effects are felt almost instantly as it is a strong stone ruled by the Karmik Planet Rahu.



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