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Hessonite, part of the hessonite family, glows in the warm shades of honey, brown and golden orange. Hessonite gems sometimes contain swirled or bubbled inclusions that give the stone a unique wavy appearance. Hessonite is nicknamed the "cinnamon stone of Ceylon" (now Sri Lanka), possibly referring to the abundance of hessonite found there and Sri Lanka's connection to spices.
Hessonite and hessonite jewelry have been popular in India for hundreds of years. Hessonite is one of the nine planetary gemstones and is believed to ward off the evil influence of Rahu, the mythological Hindu figure associated with the moon's ascending node. According to Indian Vedic astrology, wearing 2 carats or more of hessonite will bring success, wealth and good fortune.
Hessonite gemstones are also believed to help stimulate creativity, calm the nerves and balance emotions.
Popular in India for centuries, hessonite gemstones are a unique choice when you're looking for a glamorous, golden glow in jewelry designs. Visit us on the web at www.ross-simons.com to see what new hessonite jewelry is available today.
Ross-Simons' jewelry designers use hessonite gemstones to add a warm, rich glow to gold and sterling silver jewelry designs. Hessonite can be cut and faceted into various shapes like round and oval, or even square and hexagon. Hessonite gemstones can also be shaped into beads or used in their rough natural shape for most unusual jewelry.
Sri Lanka is one of the largest producers of hessonite gemstones. Hessonite deposits can also be found in Brazil, India, Madagascar, Namibia, Tanzania and the United States.
Hessonite gemstones are somewhat durable (6.5-7.5 on the Mohs scale) and can stand up to daily wear. However, sharp blows, chemicals and extreme temperature changes should be avoided. To clean your hessonite jewelry, simply wash with warm soapy water and dry. Store your hessonite rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets in your Ross-Simons presentation box for safekeeping.