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Origin of hessonite
Words nearby hessonite
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Hessonite garnet, the cinnamon stone or "hyacinth" (incorrect) of the trade, comes mainly from Ceylon.
Hessonite is rather a soft stone, its hardness being about that of quartz or 7, whilst the hardness of most garnet reaches 7.5.
Hessonite garnet furnishes yellowish-red and brownish-red stones, which are sometimes also called "cinnamon stones."
Certain stones, notably the peridot (or chrysolite) and the hessonite (or cinnamon stone), have an oily luster.
The hessonite garnets are frequently brownish red and are sometimes called "cinnamon stones."