Hessonite ( गोमेध )

Hessonite ( गोमेध )

Hessonite Garnet Gemstone ( गोमेध )

  1. Hessonite Garnet Stone Price range starts at around ₹ 200 ($ 5) per carat and go up to ₹ 2,500 ($ 40) per Carat as per the quality. (Color, Clarity, Cut, Shape)
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Garnet Stone Price, Facts, Properties & Benefits

What is Garnet?

Garnet stone is Birthstone for January Month as per western astrology. Garnets is a name of a group, comprising a set of closely related minerals. Garnet is available in Nature in almost every colour, including fiery Red Pyrope, vibrant orange Spessartine, and rare intense-green varieties of Grossular and Andradite.

What is Hessonite Garnet?

Hessonite Garnet is the Brown coloured grossular garnet. In Vedic astrology, Hessonite Garnet is called ‘Gomed in Hindi. It is considered the stone for Planet ‘Rahu’.

What are the other common names of Hessonite Garnet?

Hessonite Garnet is called ‘Gomedh’ or ‘Gomed’ in Hindi. It is also called ‘Gomedak’ ‘Gomedhkam’ or ‘Gomedham’. It is also called ‘Rahu-Ratna’ for the obvious reason.

What should be the colour of Hessonite Garnet?

The Reddish Brown colour of the Garnet is most appealing. Other desirable tones are honey Brown or Cinnamon Brown. Blackish tones must be avoided, especially for astrology purpose.

What are the sources of Garnet?

Currently, Sri Lanka is the source of Fine quality hessonite Garnets. Another sources are Brazil, Africa and India.

What are the Benefits of Wearing Hessonite Garnet (Gomedh)?

Gomedh is the stone for Rahu Planet. A well-positioned Rahu gives a sharp mind and ability to manipulate other’s mind. It creates an overflow of creative ideas. It enables the person to make most out of Opportunities available around him. It raises the chances to get sudden gains. Highly beneficial for people related to Stock-exchange, Public-relationships and Sales. However, It is always advisable to take astrologer’s advice before wearing gomed.

How to wear Hessonite Garnet (Gomed)?

Gomedh can be worn as Ring, Pendant or Bracelet. It should be worn in Silver. The Finger for wearing Gomedh ring is Middle-finger. And the best day for wearing Gomedh is Saturday.

Metal for Wearing Gomedh


Day for Wearing Gomedh


Time for wearing Gomedh

Sunrise or Sunset

Finger for Wearing Gomedh

Middle Finger


What are the Properties of Garnet?

Optical Character of Garnet


Refractive Index (RI) of Garnet

1.714 - 1.888

Specific Gravity (SG) of Garnet

3.47 - 4.15

Hardness of Garnet

6.5 – 7.5 (Moh’s Scale)

How is the Pricing of Hessonite Garnet?

Pricing of Hessonite Garnet depends mainly on its Color, Cutting , Luster and Surface Finish. A Good Quality Garnet must have a proper brown color. Presence of any undesirable color tone like Blackish or Greenish, is not considered desirable and brings its price down.
The Cut should be symmetrical and well-proportioned. It brings out the best appearance of the stone, in terms of Clarity and Luster. Low Quality Garnets are often cut Poorly or in Cabochon shapes. Poorly cut garnets are much cheaper and are not considered Gem-quality stones.
The Stone should have a smooth surface. Smooth Surface ensures that the stone reflects maximum light and shines bright. Dents, Cavities and Blemishes on the surface brings down the price of the stone.

What is the Price of Hessonite Garnet (Gomedh)?

The Price of Gem Quality Hessonite Garnet starts from Rs 500/carat. Presence of Flaws like improper color, cut etc. affects the price of the Garnet. The Qualities of Garnet can be classified as Industrial, Commercial and Gem Quality. Industrial and Commercial qualities are much cheaper as they do not find any use in  Jewellery or Astrology.

Does Garnet also have synthetic or look-alike?

Like all Gemstones, there are synthetics and look-alikes of Garnets too in the market. One must confirm its authenticity before buying Garnet. It is advisable to rely on reputed Gem Dealer for your gemstone needs.

How to buy Pure and Natural Hessonite Garnet?

Always insist for a Lab-Certificate while purchasing any Gemstone. The Certificate must clearly mention that the stone is Natural and Un-treated. SHUBH GEMS deals in 100% Pure, Natural & Lab-Certified Gemstones. You can buy Lab-certified gemstone online from the website or Visit our exclusive store in Lajpat Nagar, Delhi

Know Garnet Stone, Properties & Benefits

Garnet stone is Birthstone for January Month as per western astrology. Garnets are a set of closely related minerals forming a group, with gemstones in almost every color, including fiery Red Pyrope, vibrant orange Spessartine, and rare intense-green varieties of Grossular and Andradite. Garnet stone is Isotropic; Singly Refractive. Refractive Index lies between 1.714 – 1.888. Specific Gravity range of Garnet is 3.47 – 4.15. Hardness of Garnet is 6.5 – 7.5 on Moh’s scale. Garnets are a set of closely related minerals that form a group, resulting in gemstones in almost every color. Red garnets have a long history, but modern gem buyers can pick from a rich palette of garnet colors: greens, oranges, pinkish oranges, deeply saturated purplish reds, and even some blues. Red Garnet Stone is one of the most common and widespread of gems, found in metamorphic rocks (which are rocks altered by heat and pressure) on every continent. But not all garnets are as abundant as the red ones. A Green Garnet stone, Tsavorite, also occurs in metamorphic rocks, but it’s rarer because it needs unusual rock chemistries and special conditions to form. Demantoid is a rare and famous Green Garnet, Spessartine (also called Spessarite) is an orange garnet, and Rhodolite is a beautiful purple-red Garnet. Garnets can even exhibit the color-change phenomenon similar to the rare gemstone alexandrite. There are more than twenty garnet categories, called species, but only five are commercially important as gems. Those five are Pyrope, almandine (also called Almandite), Spessartine, Grossular (Grossularite), and andradite. A sixth, Uvarovite, is a green garnet that usually occurs as crystals too small to cut. It’s sometimes set as clusters in jewelry. Many garnets are chemical mixtures of two or more garnet species. Buy Garnet stone online at best Price. Buy Garnet stone in India at Shubh Gems, New Delhi or order Garnet stone online from anywhere. Shubh Gems, India delivers Certified Natural Garnet stone without any delivery charges.

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