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.
It's pretty great having a whole lot of different gemstones to choose from. When doing crafts and jewelry making, it's great to have all kinds of options, and it's amazing how much cheaper it is to just purchase un-set gemstones and make the setting yourself, as opposed to buying fully-made jewelry already. It's also extra special since you made it yourself.