Superb Color 2.10 Ct Natural Hessonite Garnet. RA

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Dimensions (mm) 7.4 x 7.2 x 4.55mm
Weight (carats) 2.1 carats
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Hessonite is an extremely important stone in Vedic astrology and like other garnets, it may also be worn as one of the traditional birthstones for the month of January. For many years, gems that were thought to be zircon were discovered to be hessonite. The name, 'hessonite', was derived from the Greek word 'Hesson', meaning 'inferior' - in reference to the fact that hessonite has a density and hardness lower than that of most other forms of garnet.

Hessonite can be easily distinguished from other garnet types by its distinctive color and the presence of manganese. Hessonite garnet also has a lower specific gravity compared to other garnet types. Under magnification, hessonite exhibits undulating and contorted areas of a lesser transparency, which can often help identify and distinguish hessonite from other similar colored gemstones.



Place of Origin: AFRICA

Colour: ORANGE

Clarity: VS

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