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Hessonite / Gomeda is the gem ruled by Rahu. It belongs to Grossularite clan. The word Hessonite is derived from Greek word esson that means inferior as these gems are regarded to be less valued. It is a gemstone from garnet family. Magnets which pulls them is the very special phenomenal feature. It has smoky red luster and good quality stone has an orange luster with copper colored sparkle. Ultra Violet color is transmitted by this gem. It averts devastators, protects from accidents and evil spirits and brings wealthy and prosperity to the wearer.
Species: GrossulariteTransparency: TransparentColor: Golden orange, brownish orange and reddish orangeRefractive Index: 1.74-1.75Birefringence: -Pleocheroism: -Crystal system: CubicOptic character: Singly refractiveSpecific gravity: 3.61Mohs hardness: 7Dispersion: 0.028Flourasense: InertIdentifying visual: Roiled internal appearance, garnet inclusions, anamolus, double refraction characters strained colors may be visible and strain colors may be visible in polariscopeSources: Sri Lanka, Africa, India, Burma, Brazil, Australia, Mexico, Russia, Italy, USAOther uparatnas: Orange zircon, Sepessarite