Hessonite garnets are quite a stunning member of the garnet family. This is an exceptionally fine and large hessonite garnet from Sri Lanka. This hessonite garnet has a golden yellow hue and the characteristic “treacle” like appearance, its like looking through a heat haze where the air has that particular wavy, hazy look to it. Hessonite garnets all have that same kind of thing going on within them. It makes for a very interesting gemstone with quite a distinct personality and with the beautiful golden yellow colour, it’s like looking into the sun.