Sunday, May 10, 2009


A Beautiful Gem with An Ugly Name
Chrome diopside certainly won't win any contests for the most beautiful name. To most people, it sounds more like a car polish than a gemstone. But don't be misled by that! Chrome diopside has a beautiful rich green colour and an amazingly low price. In fact it is the most affordable gemstone in a pure rich green.

There are a few drawbacks. Chrome diopside is mostly available in small sizes: in the rare large sizes, the colour actually becomes so rich that it is too dark. But for bright green accent stones, chrome diopside is ideal. However, it is relatively soft, with a hardness of only 5.5, so it is a better choice for earrings or a pendant than for a ring which will receive a lot of wear. Chrome diopside is mostly mined in Yakutia and Siberia. The liberalisation of the economy of the former Soviet Union has made it more readily available than it used to be.


erickdisilva said...

If you want to keep your Peridot gemstone new. Don’t place peridot jewelry in an ultrasonic cleaner. The changes of temperature can cause peridot to crack. Always keeps your stone in a
tarnish resistant bag. It will keep your peridot gem shinier and grace.

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