Hessonite, referred to as Cinnamon stone is a powerful gemstone that negates the harmful effects of Rahu. Colloquially, it is popular as Gomed. This miraculous semi-precious gemstone is admired by patrons across the globe for its stunning beauty and life-changing qualities. Revered by expert astrologers, Gomed offers a world of benefits on a physical, emotional and psychological level.
This illustrious Hessonite gemstone belongs to the garnet mineral family and instils great confidence in the wearer, helping them appreciate their virtues. Gomed holds much importance in vedic astrology as it is believed to confer wealth, power and success in one’s career.
Available in hues of deep yellow, golden orange and cinnamon brown due to the presence of manganese and iron inclusions, Hessonite enjoys immense popularity amongst jewellery admirers. The commonly found shapes of Gomed are oval, cushion, round, pear and octagon.
Chemically, Hessonite is composed of Calcium Aluminium Grossularite (Ca3Al2Si3O12), with the scientific name Grossularite.
The Origin of Hessonite
A distinctive member of the garnet family, Hessonite is the calcium-aluminium silicate variant of the garnet mineral. Although most members of this family are green, Hessonite is well known for its honey-yellow to brownish-red hues. This virtuous semi-precious gemstone also occurs in green, pink and transparent forms. However, it is most notable for its cinnamon-like colors. This is the reason behind Hessonite being nicknamed as the cinnamon stone. Upon magnification. magnification, one can observe that garnet has various areas of lesser transparency, which helps distinguish the stone from similarly colored gems such as citrine and topaz. Hessonite on the other hand is more distinguishable due to the presence of manganese content and lower specific gravity when compared to other garnet varieties. Garnet minerals can be found in almost all parts of the world. The formation of garnet found near the Earth’s surface is the result of a sedimentary stone with high aluminum content being subjected to substantial heat and pressure, causing the mineral to split into irregular plates. Several varieties of garnet can be traced in igneous and metamorphic rocks.
The Habitat of Hessonite
As mentioned earlier, Hessonite can be found across almost all parts of the world. However, the best known deposits of this magical gemstone can be located in Sri Lanka.
To be more specific, Hessonite is found in metamorphic rocks or gem gravels and sand. Major sources for the stone include Asbestos, Quebec (Canada) St. BarboraAdit, Bohemia (Czech Republic), Bavaria (Germany), Valle d’Aosta (Italy), Chelyabinsk Oblast, Urals (Russia), Zermatt in the Alpine canton of Valais (Switzerland), Okkampitiya(Sri Lanka), and various locations around Siberia and Brazil. This stone can also be found in other parts of the United States, like Maine, New Hampshire, California, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
The History of Hessonite
The fascinating history of Hessonite is deep rooted in ancient Greece. The name Hessonite is derived from the ancient Greek word ‘Esson’, which translates to ‘inferior’, a trait that is attributed to the stone’s low density and hardness. Hessonite has been a prized possession among patrons for thousands of years. Early use of this stone can be traced back to the ancient Greek and Roman jewelry. It has also been used for cameo and intaglio pieces.
Hessonite also has an alternate history, interpreted in Hindu mythology. Gomed is believed to have been formed from the fingernails of the great demon,Vala. Vala was a powerful demon who hassled all gods in the universe. Once he faced captivity, he was killed and his body was severed into pieces. Legends state that different parts of the demon’s corpse transformed into precious gems. According to mythology, Vala’s fingernails turned into hessonite and were scattered all over the lakes of the East.
Hessonite is known worldwide for the brilliant benefits it offers to the wearer.
Virtues of Hessonite
- Eliminates the evil effects of Rahu mahadashaand protects the wearer from the negative energies.
- It helps the wearer overcome depression and anxiety.
- Gomedenhances concentration and helps in achieving goals.
- Hessonite augments the social and financial status of the wearer.
- The stone protects the wearer from the harmful effects of black magic.
- It keeps the enemies
- Gomed helps defeat competition and emerge victorious.
- It blesses the wearer withSalvation (Moksha).
- Hessonite is beneficial in enhancing the wearer’s influence.
- It is firmly believed that Hessonite protects the wearer from several major diseases including cancer, blood pressure
The Ritual to Wear Hessonite
Hessonite is recommended to people with Libra, Gemini, and Taurus zodiac signs. However, one should consult an expert astrologer before wearing Hessonite, as it is a very powerful gem that does not suit everyone. It can be worn with a silver ring. There is an elaborate ritual to the process of wearing a Hessonite ring.Firstly, the wearer has to dip the Hessonite ring in the Ganga jal. Then, they have to dip it in unboiled milk. This will activate and cleanse the gemstone. Finally, the ring should be worshiped with flowers and incense sticks and worn before sunset in the middle finger on either a Wednesday or Saturday, while chanting the Beej Mantra of Rahu “Om RaamRahveNamaha” 108 times.
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Gomed weighs 7 carats ideally. The cost of natural Hessonite varies depending on their colour, clarity, size, and overall quality. The average price of a 5-carat Gomed stone ranges between Rs. 5,000-7,000. Certified Hessonite starts from ₹100 per carat and medium-range starts from ₹500.
Hydrogrossular garnet and the rare leuco garnet (colorless) are the highest quality Hessonite which are rare gemstones that cost much higher. Substitutes of Hessonite are Orange Zircon, Spessartite.
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