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Hessonite Garnet, 3.49ct

Mined in Sri Lanka | Certified by IGI

Listing ID: 8800952

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Gemstone Natural Hessonite Garnet
Origin Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Carat Weight 3.49 Carats
Dimensions (L x W x H) 9.00 x 8.61 x 5.03 mm
Shape Cushion
Cutting Style Faceted
Color Orangy Brown
Clarity Transparent (SI2), Near Eye-Clean
Treatments Not Heated, Treated or Enhanced
Certified By IGI
Stone ID R13070
Listing ID: 8800952

About Hessonite Garnets

Hessonite Garnets or cinnamon-stone is a variety of grossular garnets. The name grossular is derived from the botanical name for the gooseberry, grossularia, in reference to the green garnet of this composition that is found in Siberia.The color of hessonite ranges from range and orangy red to brownish red. Unlike other garnet species like pyrope and almandine, which are very common, Hessonites are relatively rare.

They can also occur in other colors like pink and green, but it is most known for its cinnamon-like colors. When viewed under magnification, Hessonite Garnet has lesser transparency in various areas. This makes it more distinguishable from gemstones of the same color, like Topaz and Citrine. These garnets often have a turbulent inner appearance called the roiled effect.

The most well-known Hessonite Garnet deposits can be found in Sri Lanka, but it is also mined in India, Myanmar, Madagascar, India, Brazil, Tanzania, Italy, South Africa, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and the USA.

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