Origin of hessonite
Examples from the Web for hessonite
Historical Examples of hessonite
Certain stones, notably the peridot (or chrysolite) and the hessonite (or cinnamon stone), have an oily luster.
Brown garnet (hessonite or cinnamon stone), sometimes wrongly called hyacinth in the trade, is of a deep reddish-brown color.
The hessonite garnets are frequently brownish red and are sometimes called "cinnamon stones."
Hessonite garnet furnishes yellowish-red and brownish-red stones, which are sometimes also called "cinnamon stones."
Hessonite garnet, the cinnamon stone or "hyacinth" (incorrect) of the trade, comes mainly from Ceylon.
Word Origin for hessonite
1820, from French essonit (1817), from Greek heson "less" + -ite (2). So called because it is lighter than similar minerals.