CHROME DIOPSIDE CABOCHON
This is the transparent chrome diopside cabochon teardrop shape. Dimensions: 0.5 x 0.4 x 0.1″ (1.2 x 0.9 x 0.3cm). Weight — 2.5ct (0.5 grams).
Chrome diopside is one of those rare gemstones whose history has truly just begun. The world first heard about chrome diopside in 1988 when rumors of a stunning green gem emerged out of northern Siberia. Due to restrictions caused by the Cold War, access to the area had been very limited. However, the market began opening up after the Berlin Wall fell in late 1989.
Chrome diopside is a calcium magnesium silicate and owes its green coloration to traces of chromium. The name Diopside is derived from the Greek word «di», meaning two, and «opsis», meaning vision. Diopside is rated at 5.5 on Moh’s Scale of Hardness (moderately soft). Chrome diopside is mined in a remote location in Eastern Siberia known as Inagli.
Chrome diopside color variations range from a vivid, bright green to a dark green that appears almost black. Color is natural and caused by the presence of chromium and, to a lesser extent, iron. Chrome diopside is believed to protect the wearer from all the evil and bad memories. It is even associated with healing of a few chronic diseases.
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< 75 grams — $7
76 — 125 grams — $12
126 — 375 grams — $15
376 — 875 grams — $19
876 — 1875 grams — $40
> 1875 grams — $70
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