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Gomed (Hessonite)

8 to 11 ct

Asht Dhatu


1,00/ct basic

Gomed is the Indian name for the Gemstone Hessonite. Hessonite is a garnet derivative – it originates from a calcium aluminum silicate. Hessonite Gemstones is usually reddish orange or yellow orange. It's frequently referred to as the 'Rahu ratna' in India – because of its long standing association with the Vedic planet Rahu - a lunar node of intersection between the sun and the moon. The gemstone takes its chemical composition from grossularite.

Limestone deposits all over the world are the usual sources of hessonite. A lot of interesting gemstones discovered and used throughout history have been confused with hessonite, and its associated garnet gemstones – tsavorite, pyrope and uvarovite.

Properties and healing powers of Gomed Gemstones

Rahu is a powerful planet and impacts a person's mental and spiritual equilibrium. Misalignment of Rahu can create mental inequalities, argumentative and insecure personality and marital discord.

The Gomed Gemstones, when studded into rings or necklaces or bracelets as a part of jewelry, can unblock the Sahashara Chakra, which Rahu affects. It removes depression, obsessive thinking, skin and mental problems. The gemstone can also energize a person into thinking new ideas, and re-inventing a more refreshing way of life.

Properties of Hessonite Gemstones:

  Planet: Rahu
  Indian Name: Gomed
  Cosmic Color: Ultra-Violet
  Chakra: Sahashara chakra

Brazil, India and Sri Lanka are the chief sources of Hessonite Gemstone production in the world.

How to care for your Gomed Gemstone

Hessonite Gemstone might routinely carry negative energies, and the stone or ring can be detoxified by dipping it in water overnight.
Gomed Gemstone will also get corroded if ammonia or vinegar is used to clean it.