Hessonite GemStone

Everything you need to know about Hessonite



The shadow planet Rahu is supposed to be responsible for all sorts of delays or very late fulfillment of ambitions. Hessonite stone or Gomedh can help in achieving speedy success in less time than expected. Hessonite or Gomedh also improves dealing with people and protects its wearer from sudden misfortunes. This is normally reddish-chocolate in color. Hessonite gemstone or Gomedh is cold in nature.

It cures diseases caused by affliction of Rahu and Saturn. It also increases appetite, vitality, confers good health, wealth, happiness, and all-round prosperity. It is said to be the best gem that averts stomach ailments, disaster, insanity, and evil spirits. It should be used in silver on Saturday on 2nd finger of the right hand. The weight should be about 6, 11 or 13 grams.

Its name comes from the Greek word ‘esson’ meaning ‘inferior’. So, these gemstones are supposed to be less valuable. Hessonite or Gomedh is a Gem of the Garnet family. Magnets can pull these Gems, which is a very special phenomenon, as magnets otherwise pull only certain metals. Chemically, it is known as Grossular (3CaO.Al2O3.3SiO2). It is found in various colors like green and pink but generally, it is orange-brown. It has a hardness of 7.25 on the Moh’s Scale, the specific gravity of 3.65 and Refractive Index 1.74.

It is available in abundance and is found in India, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Australia, Tanzania, South Africa, Burma, Mexico, Russia, Italy, Kenya, Canada, U.S.A, and Malaysia. In India, it is found in Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan, and Bihar. Gaya mines in Bihar are the biggest source of this gem. Recently, very good quality of this Gem has been found in Orissa.