Chrome Diopside was found in Russia in 1988. It is the source of the tsavorite-like stones that are gaining in popularity and recognition today.
Chrome Diopside is generally a deep, spectral green variety of the mineral diopside, which derives its colour from chromium. It is now a highly sought-after precious gem, widely used in the creation and encrustation of jewelry and everyday items.
Its chemical composition number is MgCaSi2O6. It forms complete solid solution series with hedenbergite (FeCaSi2O6) and augite, and partial solid solutions with ortho pyroxene and pigeonite. Its hardness ratio is 5.5-6.
Natural Chrome Diopside gemstone is one of the worlds most affordable green gemstone but is hard to find large pieces as Chrome Diopside rock minerals are mostly small size so only 10% of Chrome Diopside rock specimens are cut and polished. So 100 carats of rough will produce less than 10% gemstone.
Chrome Diopside is ideal for matching earrings and pendant and Birthstone associated with zodiac sign of Pisces
Chrome Diopside has higher refraction than emerald and is natural gem with no heating or treatment required .
Diopside meaning is derived from 2 Greek words ‘Di’ meaning two and ‘Opsis’ Chrome Diopside meaning is said to lessen aggression and to bring creativity to wearer.
Black star diopside is a Calcium Magnesium Silicate and displays beautiful star pattern. This rare gemstone is also known as Black star of India. And Black Diopside and are not faceted as the star effect will be lost so they are all cabochon in gemstone factories.
Buy rough gemstone from mineral auctions to cut and polish or loose Chrome Diopside gemstones from a gemstone dealer. Chrome Diopside pairs are ideal for earrings or matching rings.