Hessonite (Gomode) - Represents Rahu

Hessonite (Gomode) - Represents Rahu The orange version of grossular garnet hessonite is also sometimes known as cinnamon stone because of its distinctive brownish-orange colour. Like other grossular garnets,hessonite is usually found in metamorphically impure limestones, Hessonite derives its orange colour from iron and manganese content.
Hesoonite has been apopular stone for thousands of years. The ancient greeks and romans used the stones in jewellery, faceting it and setting it in siler or gold or using it in cameos and intaglio work it gets its name from the ancient greek work for inferior esson, because it is noticeable less hard and less dense than other varieties of garnet.

Hessonite is also an important stone in vedic astrology. Known in Hindu as gomedha,it is believed to have been formed from the fingernails of the great demon, vala which were scattered among the lakes of the East. When it is set in gold, it is believed to be a powefultalisman, increasing happiness and lifespan.

Most hessonite is rich in inclusions,which give it a swirly, treacle-like appearance. The Clearest stones ar the most prized major soruces of hessonite include Asbestor, Quebex, canand: st Barbora Adit, Bohemia, Czech Republic; Bavaria, Germany; Valla d;Aosta, northwest itly; Chelyabink Oblast, Urals, Central Russia; Zermatt in the Alpine Canton of avails, southern Switzerland; and okkampitiya, Southeast sri lank. Hessonite deposits in the united states include redding, Fairfield country, Connecticut and middesex County, Massachusetts.


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