Cinnamon stone: A brown or yellowish-brown variety of garnet more properly called "essonite".
Cire-perdue: see Lost wax.
Also known as is a variety of garnet which is yellowish brown in colour. Greek ‘hesson' meaning inferior - referring to the lower hardness and density to other garnets.
aka Cinnamon Stone, Gomedhaka
Hessonite garnets are a member of the grossular garnet family. They are reddish-brown and may have honey-colored inclusions. This stone has good luster and is slightly transparent.
Certain stone, notably the peridot (or chrysolite) and the hessonite (or ), have an oily luster.
Hessonite (also called "cinnamon stone") is a cinnamon-brown to orange gemstone variety of grossular garnet. Hessonite's formula is Ca3Al2Si3O12; manganese that gives it its characteristic brown color. This transparent stone has a hardness of 6.
Hessonite, which is also known by the name "," is a brownish-orange grossular garnet that is one of the nine maharatnas (major gems), or navaratna ("divine gems"), which is connected to the Vedic astrological sign of Rahu, ...
This brownish-red to orange gemstone used to be referred to as cinnamon stone. It is found in Sri Lanka and Tanzania and minor deposits lie in Brazil, Pakistan and Canada.
The yellow variety is called , hyacinth or jacinth. Transvaal "jade" is a type of green to gray grossular garnet from South Africa. Pink grossular garnets varieties include landerite, rosolite, andXalostocite.
Hessonite is also called "cinnamon stone" and is the cinnamon-brown to orange gemstone variety of grossular garnet. Hardness=6.5-7.5, S.G.=3.5-4.3, R.I.=1.73-1.76.
Hessonite is usually cinnamon brown and has been called "". In India Hessonite is called Gourmet and is one of the nine precious stones used a lot in astrology.
Other shades include cinnamon brown (cinnamon stone variety), red, and yellow. Because of its inferior hardness to zircon, which the yellow crystals resemble, they have also been called hessonite from the Greek meaning inferior.
Belongs to the grossularite garnet group. Its vivd orange brown colouring has resulted in the nickname . Read more in our Gemstones & Minerals Glossary
Above is an example of Hassonite.
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Orange variety of grossularite garnet. Sometimes called cinnamon stone.
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Other grossular garnets are brilliant and unique gemstones; nevertheless they are not common. An orange variety of grossular is called hessonite; it is sometimes referred to as "." ...
14: Garnet, Carbuncle, & Cinnamon Stone
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Sec. IV, Ch. 16: Hiddenite
Sec. IV, Ch. 17: Iolite
Sec. IV, Ch. 18: Jade
Sec. IV, Ch. 19: Jasper
Sec. IV, Ch. 20: Labradorite
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See also: Garnet, Stone, Color, Precious, Diamond