Hessonite:- A gem of a stone  

Hessonite represents Rahu, the shadow  planet in Astrology. Hessonite is also known as cinnamon and Gomeda.  This is  one of the Yellowish brown color stones from the family of grosular garnet stones.  The content of grosular garnet is the  Silicate of calcium and aluminium.  The name grosular garnet is derived from the Latin word GROSULARIA which means  PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA, fruit of Indian gooseberry. he word hessonite is derived from the Greek word  ESSON which means cheap. 


Chemical Properties:
While looking through a lens, a melted sugar like substance can be seen inside a hessonite.  The yellowish brown color and  the above substance differentiates  hessonite from the almost same colored topaz, sitrin quartz and yellow sapphire.



The hessonite’s hardness is measured in between 6.5 and 7.5.  While its density is 3.6gm/cm2. 


Colors and Shapes:
Hessonite is available in colors mingled with red and brown.  
It is available in the shape of mixed round cut.


It helps reduce mental depression, indigestion, fear of  the unknown, cures hernia, gas troubles and skin diseases.
Useful in overcoming inferiority complex.  

The pain from the contraction of veins could be controlled to a certain extent through the powers of wearing this gem.
Boredom from loneliness can be also be avoided by using this gem.
A woman can improve her beauty through the use of this gem.
Useful in protecting people from venomous creatures.


Unnecessary and untimely usage of this gem may cause troubles from insect poison and snakes.


Hessonite Producers:
Available in plenty in Sri Lanka.
Hessonite from Sri Lanka and Brazil is famous for its beauty.
Other countries mining hessonite  are USA, Canada, Brazil and India.


Resembling stones: