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Hessonite is the easiest stone to identify, even for a beginner. All you need...

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hessonite without treatments DSEF report and best cutting in deep red
Price:
$3,200.00

6.56 Carat
Deep Bordeaux Red
Medium Dark 75
Very Lightly Included

fine shiny orange hessonite from Sri Lanka
Price:
$2,900.00

2.53 Carat (hold)
Shiny Orange Gold
Medium 50
Free of Inclusions

dark shiny red-orange hessonite from Sri Lanka with IGI report
Price:
$1,400.00

2.03 Carat
Deep Golden Red-Orange
Medium Dark 75
Lightly Included

fine orange-red hessonite for pendant in untreated state from Sri Lanka
Price:
$2,240.00

3.45 Carat
Bright Red Orange
Medium Dark 65
Lightly Included

rare yellow giant grossular garnet
Price:
$15,000.00

7.53 Carat
Golden Yellow
Medium Dark 70
Lightly Included

fine orange-red hessonite over 5 carats untreated from Sri Lanka
Price:
$2,490.00

5.10 Carat
Cinnamon Orange
Medium Dark 75
Lightly Included

hessonite without treatments and IGI report 3 carats precision cutting
Price:
$4,500.00

3.89 Carat
Resinous Orange
Medium Dark 60
Free of Inclusions

hessonite without treatments and IGI report 3 carats
Price:
$999.00

6.66 Carat
Reddish Orange
Medium Dark 75
Lightly Included

untreated red garnets in oval pair near 16 carat
Price:
$4,500.00

15.90 Carat
Deep Red Orange
Medium Dark 60-80
Lightly Included

Price:
$900.00

1.82 Carat 
Rich Cinnamon Orange
Medium Dark 70
Lightly Included

astrology, good karma, luck and beauty in hessonites
Price:
$1,990.00

5.03 Carat
Cinnamon Orange
Medium Dark 75
Lightly Included

 

hessonite without treatments and IGI report 3 carats
Price:
$2,500.00

8.56 Carat
Reddish Auburn Orange
Medium Dark 60-80
Lightly Included

bordeaux red garnet in jumbo size
Price:
$3,200.00

12.88 Carat
Bordeaux Red
Medium Dark 80
Very Lightly Included

 

hessonite without treatments and IGI report 3 carats
Price:
$990.00

2.84 Carat
Red Auburn Orange
Medium Dark 75
Lightly Included

precision cut 8 carat orange hessonite
Price:
$3,400.00

7.93 Carat
Cinnamon Red Orange
Medium Dark 75
Translucent

3 carat precision cut hessonite pricess rectangular
Price:
$1,520.00

3.30 Carat
Fiery Cinnamon Orange
Medium Dark 75
Free of Inclusions

legendary quality hessonite sold to japan unprecedented

10.64 Carat (sold)
Yellowish Honey Orange
Medium Dark 60
Free of Inclusions

pair orange hessonite clean and certified
Price:
$2,490.00

6.27 Carat (pair)
Orange Ochre
Medium Dark 70
Lightly Included

andratite garnet round precision cut with lab report
Price:
$1,450.00

1.83 Carat
Golden Honey Orange
Medium Dark 70
Lightly Included

giant orange hessonite in emerald cut
Price:
$3,500.00

7.00 Carat 
Red-Orange
Medium Dark 75
Lightly Included

cushion clean hessonite for astrology and beauty
Price:
$2,700.00

3.19 Carat 
Deep Fiery Orange
Medium Dark 75
Very Lightly Included

biggest precision cut hessonite on the web
Price:
$8,250.00

17.88 Carat
Rich Red Orange
Medium Dark 75
Free of Inclusions


Hessonite is the easiest stone to identify, even for a beginner. All you need is a 10fold lens.

Hessonite, and only hessonite, displays so-called ‘swirls’, a crystal with liquid currents, or strings of colored resin, intertwined roots. As a detail, they are visible only under the lens, but give the gem an overall fuzzy or treacly glowing character. Our close-up-images always show the swirls and they are fun to study under the lens. They can be thick and heavy, bordering almost to color zoning, but they can also be delicate tender and barely perceptible.

Those with thin swirls, bright colors and transparent body display attractive luster, though not like his sibling demantoid, the other grossular garnet with fame and glory that beats diamond with its high dispersion.

Hessonites are a part of human history, they are mentioned in the bible and play side-roles in of many ancient legends, mostly as dragon- or snake-eyes. Astrologers and healers in India call it Gomedhaka or short Gomedh. It is deadly popular there. A whole esoteric community, with its commercial outgrowth, is built around hessonite.

In the west, hessonite is, like padparadscha or chrysoberyl, commonly connected with Sri Lanka, or the old 'Ceylon', but they are also found in east Africa and some other small locations.

Their color spectrum reaches from brick-red, to cinnamon, golden yellow, and orange, at times mixing of other garnet varieties, like andratite or spessartine.

As a jewelry stone they have gained a lot more attention over the last decade. Pure vivid red and bright orange gems lead the pricelist. Darker shades, cinnamon and Bordeaux red hessonite have a sleepy aspect, are beautiful as colored gem but not especially brilliant.

Esoteric sellers regularly warn of synthetic hessonite, but I’m not sure it has been synthesized, at least I can't find any proof of it. Enlighten me, if you have different information.

Due to the brutal price competition which the multitude of Indian sellers exert on this specific variety and the steady supply from Sri Lanka, hessonite has never been too expensive, though it does not pay the rent for the miners.

Personally, I have always been a hessonite fan. There are tons of terribly cut dark red-brown hessonites out there, a few bucks per gem, mainly because for healing a gem must not be pretty.

However, a precision cut bright red-orange or golden-yellow hessonite belongs to the most exciting adventures the gem kingdom has on offer. Trust me.

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