Chrome Diopside

Origins: South Africa, Russia, Brazil; Color: Dark green
Mohs Scale Hardness: 5.5 - 6.5; Luster: Vitreous to dull

Material History

Diopside derives its name from the Greek "twice", and òpsè, "face" in reference to the two ways of orienting the vertical prism.Diopside was discovered and first described about 1800, by Brazilian naturalist Jose Bonifacio de Andrada e Silva. Unlike most other gems, which are heated, irradiated or oiled - there is no treatment given to Chrome Diopside.

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Beaded luxury bracelet made from sandalwood for him and her
Beaded luxury bracelet made from precious material for him and her
Beaded bracelet made of sandalwood for him and her