Hessonite (Grossular Garnet) Gemstones

  • Hardness

    7.0 - 7.5 on the Mohs scale.

  • Occurrence

    Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Madagascar, Brazil, Canada, Siberia (Russia), and the U.S..

  • Appearance

    Orange-brown, cinnamon colored due to the presence of manganese. Hessonite contains very distinct honey-like inclusions.

  • Enhancements

    Hessonite garnet is not enhanced.

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  • Gemstone Family

    Hessonite is a member of the Grossular Garnet gemstone family.