The gemstone Hessonite is the stone for the Zodiac sign Aquarius. It is also the official birthstone for January as adopted by the American National Association of Jewelers in 1912. Hessonite’s powers include healing, strength, and protection and it is often worn to relieve inflammations of the skin.
It is also believed to regulate the heart and blood flow and aid in curing depression. In earlier times, hessonite was exchanged as gifts between friends to demonstrate their affection for each other and to ensure that they meet again
Qualities of a Good Hessonite Gemstone:
- Color similar to the clear urine of a cow
- High specific gravity
- Uniform color
Care & Cleaning for Hessonite or Gomed Gemstone
Clean with a soft polishing cloth, plain water rinse mild solution of soap & water or commercial jewelry cleaner as they can damage the hessonite or gomed. Do not soak. Also, avoid sudden temperature changes.