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. 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