Diopside is best known for the vivid green chrome diopside, but the black diopside exhibiting asterism or the star effect is also important. Star Diopside is very affordable and available in lots, pairs, and single stones.
What are some of the properties of Star Diopside Gemstones?
Diopside is a calcium magnesium silicate with a hardness of 5-6 on the Mohs scale. This stone displays a star effect across the surface of a black stone. Star diopside deposits are found in Burma, India, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, South Africa and the USA.
What are good ways to use Star Diopside Gemstones?
Some great ways to use star diopside gemstones in jewelry are earrings, necklaces and pendants, rings, and charms. There are a lot of beliefs associated with this stone like its power to calm aggression and increase creativity plus it looks sharp, and it's not expensive, so the possibilities are endless.
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I am looking forward to my purchased opal to be set in a ring and a necklace for my sister for her birthday present I am interested I working with this company in the future if we are happy with our opals thanks so much for your communication