CERTIFIED GEMSTONES

  • Natural Hessonite

    Weight: 6.9300 cts

    $478.17

  • Hessonite

    Weight: 4.4050 cts

    $224.66

  • Natural Hessonite

    Weight: 6.6230 cts

    $390.76

  • Natural Hessonite

    Weight: 6.9560 cts

    $410.40

  • Natural Untreated Hessonite

    Weight: 6.4970 cts

    $389.82

  • Natural Untreated Ceylon Hessonite

    Weight: 6.9810 cts

    $481.69

  • Natural Untreated Ceylon Hessonite

    Weight: 7.4820 cts

    $381.58

  • Natural Hessonite

    Weight: 6.1800 cts

    $284.28

  • Natural Hessonite

    Weight: 7.2680 cts

    $370.67

  • Natural Hessonite

    Weight: 5.1540 cts

    $283.47

  • Natural Hessonite

    Weight: 5.4510 cts

    $261.65

  • Natural Untreated Hessonite

    Weight: 4.6900 cts

    $196.98

  • Natural Untreated Hessonite

    Weight: 4.8300 cts

    $222.18

  • Natural Untreated Hessonite

    Weight: 4.2200 cts

    $211.00

  • Natural Untreated Hessonite

    Weight: 4.4600 cts

    $223.00

Hessonite - The Jyotish Gemstone of Rahu

According to the text of Jatakatatva, hessonite is the jyotish gemstone of Rahu (Caput Dreconis or Dragon's Head). Rahu makes its natives mutinous, detrimental, reckless and secretive. Rahu is shown as a disembodied head riding a chariot and shouting obscenities. The chariot is drawn by a tiger, representing the mind wandering in the forest of desires. Rahu is neutral, active and disruptive. He disturbs the psychological make-up of the natives and creates confusion in their minds.

The Moon is feminine, imaginative, receptive, sensitive, intuitive and subject to change. It acts as a large crystalline transformer, converting solar energy which reflects to the planet Earth. The Moon rules over our psyche, which is represented by the deer on which he rides. In one hand he is holding the disc (charka) of Vishnu to remove obstacles, and in another hand a conch (Symbol of primordial sound) whose sound leads to liberation from the cycle of birth and rebirth. In his third hand he holds a lotus of purity and in his fourth hand the reins of the deer.

Moon is the presiding deity of the element water, and rules over the tides of the sea. The sphere of the Moon is the reservoir of rainwater and thus Moon is the ruler of plants and vegetable kingdom. Moon represents the mother or female principle, the energy that creates and preserves.

Natural Pearl - Scientific Gemological Data

Hardness & Toughness:
Hardness 2 1/2 to 4 on Mohs scale
Toughness Usually good, but variable due to aging, dehydration, and sometimes excessive bleaching during initial processing
Specific Gravity 2.85 to 3.18
Stability:
Environmental Factor Reaction
Heat Heat can burn cultured pearls or cause discoloration, splitting, or cracking
Light Generally stable, but heat from intense light can cause dehydration and Nacre cracking
Chemicals Attacked by many chemicals and all acids; hair spray, perfume, cosmetics and even acid perspiration can damage Nacre
Natural Pearl Care and Cleaning:
Environmental Factor Reaction
Heat Heat can burn cultured pearls or cause discoloration, splitting, or cracking
Light Generally stable, but heat from intense light can cause dehydration and Nacre cracking
Chemicals Attacked by many chemicals and all acids; hair spray, perfume, cosmetics and even acid perspiration can damage Nacre