hessonite garnet. Gomed gemstone price

Hessonite garnet stone or gomed gemstone is a variety of grossular. Gomed stone price.

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Hessonite stone

Cinnamon stone is a common variety of grossular with the general formula: Ca3Al2Si3O12. The name comes from the ancient greek: hesson, meaning inferior, an allusion to its lower hardness and lower density than most other garnet species varieties.

It has a characteristic red color, inclining to orange or yellow, much like that of zircon. It was shown many years ago, by Sir Arthur Herbert Church, that many gemstones, especially engraved gems, commonly regarded as zircon, were actually the stone.

The difference is readily detected by the specific gravity, that of gomed gemstone being 3.64 to 3.69, while that of zircon is about 4.6. Gomed gemstone 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.

The gemstone 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.

Grossular is found in contact metamorphosed limestones with vesuvianite, diopside, wollastonite and wernerite.

A highly sought after variety of gem garnet is the fine green Grossular garnet from Kenya and Tanzania called tsavorite. This garnet was discovered in the 1960s in the Tsavo area of Kenya, from which the gem takes its name.


Grossular is a calcium-aluminium species of the garnet group of minerals. It has the chemical formula of Ca3Al2(SiO4)3 but the calcium may, in part, be replaced by ferrous iron and the aluminium by ferric iron.

The name grossular is derived from the botanical name for the gooseberry, grossularia, in reference to the green garnet of this composition that is found in Siberia. Other shades include cinnamon brown cinnamon stone variety, red, and yellow. Grossular is a gemstone. its streak is brownish white.

Hessonite meaning and healing properties

The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.

Tee garnet is a wonderful talisman that will attract wealth and abundance, as well as joy and health. This stone can also be used to treat various skin infections, as well as fear psychosis and multiple personality disorders.

Gomed gemstone can protect you from life-threatening illnesses.

It can also help in the treatment of liver diseases, eyesight and reproductive problems, and even hemorrhage problems.

The stone can regulate the lymphatic and hormonal systems. Like other garnet stones, It can enhance fertility and aid in the body’s detoxification process.

Hessonite garnet, from Sri Lanka


Is hessonite garnet rare?

This garnet is not rare, imperial hessonite is. It’s also not commonly known. Typical gomed gemstone is orange to red to brown in color. The imperial variety is a beautiful golden color with cinnamon undertones, just spectacular!

Who can wear hessonite?

If you are in a profession that requires a lot of physical activities, then wearing the crystal can be a beneficial decision for you. Those who are in the field of army, police, law or journalism should also wear hessonite. This stone is great for those who are in politics or people in business and other individuals who have to maintain good public contacts.

Where is hessonite found?

The stone 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, USA.

Which finger to wear hessonite ring?

It should be worn in gold metal or silver metal depends on your choice and better worn in center finger of working hand.

Which finger to wear hessonite ring?

It is a gem quality variety of grossular garnet, the calcium-aluminum silicate member of the garnet family. Tsavorite grossular is green, but the stone is well-known for honey-yellow to brownish-red hues.

What is gomed stone price?

Gomed stone price is influenced by many factors including size and weight, overall clarity, color, origin and treatment meted out to the stone. Gomed gemstone price can range from 2 $ to as far as  100 $ per carat.

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