Diopside Cats Eye Medium Green 1.73 cts 18342 - Rare Collectors Gem

Diopside Cats Eye Medium Green 1.73 cts 18342 - Rare Collectors Gem

  • $49.00

Carats 1.73
Size 7.3 x 7.3mm
Color Deep Green
Clarity VC
Shape Round
Treatment None
Origin Sri Lanka
Location Colombo,Sri Lanka
Price $ 49.00
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.

R.I. :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.The term cat's eye, or chatoyancy, is used to describe a phenomenal optical property in gemstones, in this case diopside. The effect, when present, appears as a bright, narrow slit similar to the pupils in the eyes of your favorite feline. This phenomenon is caused by parallel fibrous or needle-like inclusions that interfere with the passage of light through the crystal, scattering and reflecting light back to the viewer as a thin line.


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