Hessonite (Gomed)

Hessonite (Gomed or Gomedhikam in Hindi) is an orange-brown semi-precious gemstone which has a very special place in Astrology.

Who should wear a Hessonite?

Hessonite or Gomed stone represents the planet Rahu. According to Vedic Astrology, Rahu is a 'shadow planet'. Although it is associated with Aquarius, the gemstone for Rahu should only be worn after an in-depth Astrological study of your horoscope and the position of planets in its various houses. Hessonite stone bestows wealth, success, power, fame, spirituality and good health upon its wearer.

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Which Hessonite Stone Should I Buy?

  • The Hessonite gemstone should ideally weigh at least 1/10th carats of your body weight. (60 kg body weight = 6 carat stone)
  • The stone should preferably have high clarity, mid to deep orange color and no chemical or heat treatments.
  • For Astrological purpose, Ceylon Hessonites (Sri Lankan) are considered the best.
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Hessonite Benefits

  • Hessonite or Gomed represents the planet Rahu. Wearing a Gomed stone can bring unprecedented professional success, power and good health and removes psychological stress.
  • Hessonite gemstone benefits most people in the Technology sector, I.T sector, and people in politics and bureaucracy, etc.
  • Hessonite strengthens the planet Rahu. People who have a strong positioning of Rahu in their horoscope have great analytical, computational and quick decision making skills and can turn unfavorable situations to their advantage.
  • Rahu or Raahu is a malefic planet and if placed at a weak position in the Kundali (birth chart) creates confusion, indecision, hesitation and uncertainty in life. Wearing Gomed gemstone brings clarity to thoughts and removes mental pressure.
  • Medically, Hessonite is said to provide immunity and expedite the recovery of its wearer. People who have a weak Rahu do not recover easily from ailments and do not respond well to medicines. This malefic effect of Raahu changes after wearing a Hessonite gemstone.
  • Specifically, it is said to help in conditions of Hemorrhoids, sinus, Palpitation, fatigue, clumsiness, and intestinal issues.

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Hessonite Gemstone Price

  • Hessonite stone price per carat depends upon Weight (measured in carats or ratti), Treatments and Quality (Cut, Clarity and Color).
  • Natural Hessonite price in India is between rupees 125 per carat to rupees 4,600 per carat and above.
  • Price of Hessonite is also dependent on the country of origin. Ceylonese Hessonite (Ceylonese Gomed) from Sri Lanka is the highest quality because of its clarity and luster. Ceylon Gomed is also sometimes called Siloni Gomed or Saloni Gomed.  African Hessonite also has good clarity, and is far more affordable. The lowest variety comes from India.
  • For Astrological purpose, Ceylonese Gomed gemstones with price of Rs 4,600 per carat is considered the most effective. The second best choice ranges between Rs 2400/ct and Rs 1,500/ct. Third best, either Ceylonese Gomed priced below Rs 1,500/ct or African Hessonite at Rs 800/ct. African Hessonites below Rs 200/ct and all Indian Hessonites should be avoided if possible.
  • Hessonite stone prices per carat can be converted into Gomed stone price per Ratti by multiplying it by 0.9 (so, Rs 10,000/ct = Rs 9,000/ratti).
  • Hessonite cost also depends on where you buy from. For example, Ceylonese Hessonite or Ceylon Gomed stone price in India is between Rs. 450 per carat to Rs. 4,000 per carat depending upon quality. Unfortunately, most online gemstone dealers sell African Hessonites and tell the customer they are Ceylonese Hessonite from Sri Lanka thereby not making you get your money's worth. Hence, you must purchase from someone with good knowledge, who informs you about the different varieties and do nevertheless, ensure that you get a trusted lab certification mentioning origin of the hessonite gemstone.

At Gempundit, there is a stone for every budget. Our catalogue features the best Ceylonese Hessonites for all price ranges. You can also purchase Hessonite online by choosing from our range of African and Indian Gomedh.
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Hessonite Quality

  • The quality of Hessonite depends upon its Cut, Colour and Clarity
  • For Astrological purpose, quality depends mainly on clarity and only little on colour.
  • The cut of a Hessonite has only ornamental significance and not astrological.

Where Should I Buy Natural Hessonite?

Be careful as many dealers sell treated or synthetic Gomed. Others may sell African gomed but charge the price of Ceylonese gomed. Therefore, when you buy Hessonite Online, ensure that you get a Lab Certificate of its authenticity from a Reputed Lab and that the dealer is ready to get the gemstone certified from any reputed lab of your choice (careful: there are fake labs as well!). The seller should also have a clear refund policy and hopefully, a large presence (larger organizations are likely to be more careful about their brand and stay away from unethical practices).

You can buy Original Hessonite online at GemPundit.com where Natural Hessonites are available at affordable prices and in the best quality. We value your trust above anything else and therefore provide a free lab certificate which ensures that your Hessonite gemstone is 100% natural. Also, you can pay cash on delivery as we provide free shipping for our products worldwide. We also have a customer-friendly Return and Refund policy.

Which is The Best Substitute For Hessonite?

Natural Brown Garnet and Indian Hessonite are the substitutes for Hessonite. However, Hessonite substitutes are astrologically far less effective than the primary stone.

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Gemstones Related to Hessonite

Orange cognac Hessonite - High Quality Ceylonese Hessonite (from Sri Lanka) is often referred to by this name.
Black Hessonite - Low Quality Hessonite from India and Africa with very little to no clarity is called Black Hessonite, because it appears nearly black.
Yellow Grossular Garnet - Hessonite is a kind of Garnet and is sometimes called Yellow or Orange-brown Grossular Garnet.

How to Wear Hessonite Gemstone?


The first choice as the metal for Hessonite should be Silver or Platinum. Astrologically, Gold and Panchdhatu should be avoided.

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Procedure For Wearing Hessonite?

Hessonite is worn in the middle finger of the correct hand (Left Hand for left-handed people and the Right Hand for right-handed people). It should be worn at the time of Saturday evening during the Krishna Paksh (Waning Moon). For more details, read our blog article here.

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