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Hessonite Garnet

about Hessonite Garnet

Hessonite is a member of the grossularite family of garnets. Hessonite comes in colors of orange, yellow orange, brownish orange, reddish orange, and yellow. Unique to hessonite is its optical properties which give the gem a shimmering mirage effect this phnomenon only occures in hessonite. Hessonite is believed by many cultures in Africa and other locations around the world to have the power to protect pregnant women and their unborn child through child birth and is sometimes called the birthing stone. Garnet is the designated birthstone for January.

Imperial Hessonite Garnet

Treatment: None
Origin: Sri Lanka
Hardness: 7-7.5
Shape: Pear
Clarity: VVS, almost loupe clean
Material: Garnet
Width: 4mm
Length: 6mm
Weight: .35 carats average
Color: Golden Yellow

Beautiful golden yellow color. Excellent cut and polish. VVS, almost loupe clean clarity. There are 5 of these fine gems available. Price listed is per gemstone.

Price: On Sale. Was $32.90
Now $14.70