Hessonite is a member of the garnet family of gemstones. It is distinguished from other garnet stones by its honey-yellow to brownish hues. The stone’s color resembles that of cinnamon, hence its nickname, ‘The Cinnamon stone’. The gemstone originates in Sri Lanka, but it is also found in India, Myanmar, Tanzania, Madagascar, the USA, and a few other countries.
Another feature that marks hessonite from other garnet gemstones is its dull transparency. This is what gives the gemstone its name, itself a derivative of the Greek word, Hesson, which means ‘inferior or lesser’. While the hessonite stone’s striking appearance makes it an attractive choice for jewelry making, it also carries significant metaphysical properties. Out of these are derived benefits for psychological well being.
The Hessonite Gem Promotes Mental Relief
Are you dealing with a stressful situation that’s causing you mental agony? Then wearing hessonite garnet jewelry might help. The hessonite stone has qualities to release you from your fears and negative mental thoughts, giving you more confidence in your decisions and actions.
The hessonite gemstone is also helpful when you have an important decision to make but have to choose among several options from which none really stand out. The stone will clear confusion, focus your thoughts, and give you the courage and strength to make the right decisions with confidence.
If you have a loved one who struggles with a lack of confidence, a gift of hessonite garnet jewelry will be very thoughtful. This lack of confidence may show through indecision or an inability to clearly express one’s emotions and thoughts.
Do you have a friend or loved one who will soon be traveling? Known as the traveler’s stone, the hessonite gem is said to bring protection, dispel bad spirits, and to encourage exploration of new opportunities during travel.
Hessonite Garnet Has Physical Healing Properties
The hessonite gem isn’t just good for the mind. It also has healing properties for the physical body. The gemstone detoxifies the body, helps treat liver diseases, and improves eyesight. If you have been trying for a baby without success, hessonite may also be your solution. The gem promotes fertility and reproductive health in general.
With everything you now know about this garnet gemstone, you should now want to know where you can get good quality hessonite beads to embellish your jewelry pieces. Look no further. The Soft Flex hessonite gemstone range features faceted rondelles and ovals of different sizes and counts in a variegated brown color. Shop the collection here.