Hessonite (Gomed)

Hessonite (Gomed)

Hessonite Garnet ( गोमेध )

Hessonite is a dark brown variety of Grossular Garnet mineral family. It represents the shadow planet ‘Rahu’ in Vedic astrology. It provides the wearer with financial & professional growth, improved position & power, emotional stability & balance, and good health.
Who should wear Hessonite Garnet?

Hessonite (also called Gomedh in Hindi) gemstone represents the shadow planet Rahu or the north node of the moon in Vedic Astrology. Hessonite stone is recommended to people going through the dasa or malefic phase of Rahu as it provides protection against any sudden mishaps during this period. Hessonite is also worn to boost the benefits of Rahu in one’s horoscope. It should only be worn if recommended by an astrologer after analyzing the horoscope.

How to wear Hessonite astroloically?
Carat Weight minimum 1/10th of the wearer’s body weight (in kgs)
Color reddish-brown to orangish-brown or deep honey color is ideal
Metal silver is preferred
Finger middle finger of working hand
Day & Time Saturday, Morning between 6 am to 9am
Mantra 'Om Rang Rahave Namaha'
Hessonite Garnet Benefits

Hessonite is highly recommended during Rahu dasha to gain power, wealth and success. This extremely powerful astrological gemstone enhances mental clarity and provides a balanced temperament. It has a calming effect on the mind of the wearer and blesses them with better health, vigor, and vitality.

Financial & Professional Growth- Hessonite brings success in the life of its wearer and helps them in acquisition of wealth. It enhances creativity, increases focus and improves confidence of its wearer. It gives the wearer clear direction to help achieve their life goals. It also helps the wearer emerge victorious in various competitions and life-challenging situations.

Improved Position & Power- Hessonite can help the wearer in influencing public opinions in his favor. It also enhances their social status. It is immensely beneficial for people working in public relations, diplomatic positions, commissioning trades and event management.

Emotional Stability & Balance- Hessonite helps in dispelling confusion, timidity and fear from the minds of its wearer. It fills the life of its wearer with positive energies. It is particularly beneficial for people who are prone to fear, anxiety or stress in day to day lives.

Good Physical Health- Hessonite provides its wearer relief from disorders like indigestion, asthma and anxiety etc. It also has the power to relieve people with cancer, skin disorders, psoriasis, fear psychosis, mental issues, varicose veins, boils, leprosy, intestinal issues, fatigue, blood pressure, and multiple personality disorders, etc.

Hessonite Garnet Quality & Price

The price range of Hessonite stones is very wide and depends on various quality parameters.

Origin- Hessonite is found abundantly all across the globe in Asia, Africa, Australia, South America and Europe. Hessonite mined in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) is the most popular origin because of its relatively superior quality and excellent color saturation. It is highly suitable for astrological purposes. Its price range starts from ₹900 ($10) per carat and goes upto ₹4,000 ($50) per carat. African Hessonite is also used for astrological purposes but it is comparatively lower in quality. Its price ranges from ₹200 ($3) per carat to ₹900 ($10) per carat. Indian Hessonite has low luster and high visible, black, spot-like inclusions, making it less suitable for astrological purposes.

Color- Hessonite is primarily a brown colored stone with secondary undertones. Stones ranging in color from orangish brown to reddish brown are recommended for astrological purposes. Pale yellow stones are not used for astrological purposes.

Clarity- Hessonite Garnet mainly has fluid inclusions. The location, volume and nature of inclusions altogether decide the quality and price of the stone. A premium quality stone will be transparent and visibly inclusion free.

Cut- Hessonite stones are cut to improve their aesthetics. Due to the stone wastage incurred in the process, price of faceted cut gomed is usually more than a round or cabochon stone, if quality and size remains same.

What is the significance of Hessonite in Vedic astrology? It represents the mythical planet ‘Rahu’ also known as the north node of the moon in Vedic astrology. Hessonite stone is recommended to people going through the dasa or malefic phase of Rahu as it provides protection against any sudden mishaps during this period. Hessonite is also worn to boost the benefits of Rahu in one’s horoscope. It is a powerful stone with great protection energy. It provides the wearer with financial & professional growth, improved position & power, emotional stability & balance, and good health.
What color tone of Hessonite is recommended for astrological purposes? Hessonite stones ranging in color from orangish brown to reddish brown are recommended for astrological purposes. Deep honey colored stones can also be used but pale yellow stones are to be avoided.
Which country produces the best natural Hessonite? Hessonite mines are found in India, Sri Lanka, Africa, Austria and Thailand. Ceylon or Saloni Hessonite is the most popular because of its relatively superior quality and excellent color saturation; making it the most suitable for astrological purposes.
What is the price range of Hessonite? Sri Lankan (Ceylon) Hessonite gemstone price range starts from ₹900 ($10) per carat and goes upto ₹4,000 ($50) per carat. African Hessonite stone price range starts from ₹200 ($3) per carat and goes up to ₹900 ($10) per carat.
Hessonite is the birthstone of which month? Hessonite is the birthstone for people born in the month of January as per western astrology.
What is the difference between Red Garnet and Hessonite Garnet? Garnet is the name of a gemstone family which comprises of several types of garnets such as Pyrope, Almandine, Tsavorite, Hessonite, Spessartine, Demantoid, Andradite. And hence, there are a wide range of colors available in garnet stones. It is possible to find garnet in almost all colors like yellow, pink, red, orange, green, black, etc. All Garnets have essentially the same crystal structure, but they vary in chemical composition. Out of these the varieties of Red Garnets and Hessonite are the most popular, easily-available and very useful for astrological purposes. Hessonite is a grossular type of garnet stone and its color tones range from honey-yellow to deep reddish brown. It is a very important stone in Vedic astrology as it is one of the nine planetary gemstones. It is associated with the Rahu planet. It brings stability & growth in business, career and personal endeavors. Red Garnet is primarily red in color and the shades range from deep translucent red to very deep almost red-black. Red Garnet is mainly used for Sun and is the best substitute for Ruby stone. It helps in regulating the blood circulatory system, strengthening the heart, and boosting immunity. Red Garnet is a mild substitute of Ruby (which is a planetary stone). Red garnet can be worn by anyone but Hessonite garnet (which is a planetary stone) should be worn only if recommended.
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