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Natural Hessonite

Hessonite garnet is a variety of grossularite. It is common in the gem gravels of Sri Lanka and, practically all the gem material is obtained from this locality. From a gemological perspective the peculiar and unique treacly streaks give the stone's interior an oily or even glasslike appearance.

  • There are 7 Hessonite gemstones available at
  • Hessonite(s) are organized in the following categories: CalibratedSingle,  gemstones.
  • Our most expensive Hessonite is USD 97.20 and largest Hessonite weight is CTS 4.86.
  • Our cheapest Hessonite is USD 0.28 and smallest Hessonite weight is CTS 0.67.

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Our Hessonite(s) are available in various shapes, sizes and colors. 7 Hessonite(s), too many to look through? You may select any combination of search options. Colors grade into each other and you can search for more than one color at once. For a better selection, try selecting two or three colors, -- your first choice plus the two closest colors.

Color range
yellowish orange
orangy yellow

Hessonite Profile

Color information: Brownish-orange, brownish yellow, aurora red
Refractive Index: 1.72-1.74
Chemical Composition: Ca3Al2(SIO4)3
Hardness: 7.25
Density: 3.65
Crystal Group: Cubic
Ocurrence: Sri Lanka, Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Madagascar
Sign of the Zodiac: N/A
Month of the year: N/A
Hessonite Hessonite

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Size: 11.33 X 9.07 MM
Weight: 5.530 CTS
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