from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of essonite.
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- n. An orange, cinnamon, or pinkish garnet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of garnet: same as cinnamon-stone.
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- n. a garnet ranging in color from yellow to brown
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Brown garnet (hessonite or cinnamon stone), sometimes wrongly called hyacinth in the trade, is of a deep reddish-brown color.
These are all silicates, the almandite garnets being silicates of iron and aluminum; the pyrope garnets are silicates of magnesium and aluminum; the hessonite garnets, silicates of calcium and aluminum, and the andradite garnets, silicates of calcium and iron.
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."
Of these the principal ones are zircon, almandine garnet, and beryl (emerald and aquamarine) rated as 7-1/2 in hardness, and pyrope and hessonite garnet rated as
Pyrope garnet (Arizona ruby, cape ruby), hessonite garnet
Her LUXE designs are filled with precious and semi-precious gemstones such as apatite, iolite and hessonite delicately clustered with emerald, ruby and topaz.
The more common variety is called grossular comes from the Greek meaning, because it's inferior jardness, zircon, hessonite on yellow crystals.
What do these have in common: hessonite, tsavorite, rhodolite, demantoid?
(Many hessonite garnets are sold as hyacinths in the trade.