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Overview:Hessonite is Grossular garnet as per gemology and is found in various colours but they are known to derive their

name from their first specimen found. Hessonite is usually cinnamon brown and has been called "cinnamon stone". In India

Hessonite is called Gourmet and is one of the nine precious stones used a lot in astrology.


Hessonite helps to eliminate feelings of inferiority, encourages

one to seek new challenges and continue personal endeavors.

Provides courage for one to do personal

Physical Properties:


Hessonite  Birthstone

Red, reddish-brown, brown, green, yellow, orange, pink, purplish-red, white, colorless, black.
6.5 - 8.5
Specific Gravity
3.5 - 4.3
Refractive index
1.780 - 1.889

Sign of Hessonite:Aquarius
Time to wear Hessonite:Two Hours After Sunset

endeavors.Hessonite is used to regulate hormone

production, stimulates metabolism, fortifies the immune

system, and encourages absorption of nutrients.

Promotes feelings of peace and inner strength.

Stimulates sensitivity and sensuality.


Hessonite is found in Brazil, Canada and Siberia as well

as in Maine (California) & New Hampshire in USA, Sri

Lanka, Madagascar, Kenya, and Tanzania.

Hessonite is Grossular garnet as per gemology

Hessonite is usually cinnamon brown.