Even though Red Garnet and Hessonite/ Gomed belong to the same Garnet family there are a lot of differences between the two. Get complete details here at Gemstoneuniverse.
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The Garnet family belongs to the chemical family of silicates and neo silicates and contains many different gemstones of virtually all colours except for Blue that is very rare.
The word garnet comes from the 14th Century Mid English Word” Gernet” meaning dark Red that in turn is derived from the Latin, “Granatus” from “Granum” that literally means a seed or a grain.
Difference between Red Garnet and Hessonite Garnet especially in Vedic Astrology and Jyotish Gemstones Therapy:
Red Garnet is primarily Red in colour and basically comes in two varieties Almandine (Having Iron in its chemical structure) and Pyrope ( Having Magnesium in its chemical structure).
It is called as Tamra in Hindi and Tamra Mani in Sanskrit and is used to harness the powers of Sun( Surya in Vedic Astrology).
Hessonite Garnet is primarily a Grossular Garnet having Orangish Brown, Deep Burnt Cinnamon orange, mix of brown and red and in minority sometimes deep shades of Red. The Hessonite primarily has Calcium in its chemical structure and a good dependable lab will be easily detect the chemical structure and differentiate between the two.
It is called as Gomed or Gomedh in Hindi and Gomedika in Sanskrit and used to harness the powers of Rahu in Vedic astrology. Sometimes because of the colour shade varieties of Pyrope are also included in Hessonite in rare cases.
Difference between the price in Red Garnet and Hessonite Garnet and origin
This information is relevant as of writing this piece ( 12th February 2020) and unlikely to change for a long time unless a new origin source is found.
Red Garnet especially of the Almandine and Pyrope Variety is found in Africa mainly Mozambique and often lesser priced than Hessonite Garnet.
Hessonite is found in Sri Lanka, India (Bihar and Orissa) and parts of Africa and is generally more expensive than Red Garnet.
If you do not have access to quality Gem Lab and equipment the first thing is to trust your “eye” and colour. If looking for Hessonite try finding a shade of Orangish red or Brownish red.
For Red Garnet the primary colour is only Red with no other mixed colours.
Please view Videos of both Red Garnet and Hessonite Garnet at the link below to appreciate the colour difference.
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|Gemstone||Natural Red Garnet|
|Treatment||None. Fully Natural|
|All inclusive Price||$ 229.34 / INR 16,452.96/- ( Why?)|
|Comments||Featured Today is beautiful red Garnet Talisman pendant teeming with Sun energies in a Tibetan Dharma Wheel design that will provide hope, courage, protection and immunity to its owner.
The centre Gemstone is a fine and fiery Red Garnet of the Almandine Variety that is completely Natural and Untreated from Mozambique.
Experience the brilliance, brightness, effulgence, power and Vitality of the Divine Sun– responsible for the vital life force in these magnificent Red Garnets from the heart of Africa- Mozambique-cut from our own roughs from the Sattvik and Pure Lot” TILAK”.
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View the video to truly appreciate how the melee of the 4C’s of cut, colour, clarity and carat weight combine together to make a Gem so magnificent.
Red Garnet is the best Upratna for Sun used in place of Ruby.
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