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Is chrome diopside a good choice for jewelry?
Because the stone is quite affordable, you can find beautifully crafted pieces at reasonable prices, making it an easy stone to add to your jewelry collection especially as an alternative to more expensive green gemstones. Chrome diopside is a softer gemstone, with a hardness rating of only 5.5 to 6 on the Mohs scale.
Where is chrome diopside found?
The most plentiful deposits were found in 1988 in Siberia which made the stone available for use in jewelry. This is why it is sometimes also called Siberian Emerald, even though emerald is a highly valuable precious stone while chrome diopside is only a semi-precious gemstone. Pakistan is another noteworthy source for this gemstone.
What is the diopside of a chromium ion?
Chrome diopside, sharp lines at 490, 505, 508 nm, indistinct lines at 635, 655, 670 and double line at 690 nm. Chrome diopside has lines at 5080, 5050, 4900, plus fuzzy bands at 6350, 6550, 6700 and a doublet at 6900.
What is a diopside?
Chrome diopside is the most well-known variety of gem quality diopside (the other being black star diopside). The most plentiful deposits were found in 1988 in Siberia which made the stone available for use in jewelry.
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