Ideal Gem for your collection.
Collectors Gem Suitable for gemological Institutions.
Large Sizes are Rare.
Among the Rarest of Gemstones.
Natural gem Free of any Treatment.
100% Natural - Not treated in any way.
Beautiful Center-stone for an engagement Ring.
Will make a Gorgeous Ring or Pendent accented with Diamonds.
Beautiful sharp Cats eye effect.
Large Sizes are Extremely Rare.
A Gem of Lasting Beauty.
Asterism (or Ray Effect) is best seen in Bright Sunlight or by focusing a Flashlight on the face of the gem.
Refractive Index: 1.665 - 1.730 Hardness: 6 Chemical Comp: CaMgSi2O6 Density: 3.25 - 3.55 Crystal Group: Monoclinic
Diopside comes in a variety of colors and similar to Zircon or Peridot. A Chrome rich variety is called Chrome Diopside, The Chatoyant type is the Diopside Cats-eye mostly in green, which are rare and much sought after by Collectors.