Hessonite Garnet

Hessonite is a variety of Grossular Garnet that gets its colour from the Iron and Manganese content in the crystal lattice. The name comes from the Greek 'hesson' meaning 'inferior' due to its lower hardness and density in relation to other garnets.

Alternative Names Cinnamon Stone
Colour Orange
Hardness 6.5 - 7
Crystal system Isometric
Streak White
Lustre Vitreous, Resinous
Main Locations USA, Sri Lanka
Chakra Root
Zodiac Aquarius, Capricorn, Aries
Numerology 6
Planetary Mars
Element Air