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1.2 carat Green Russian Diopside Gemstone - Colonial Gems

1.2 carat Green Russian Diopside Gemstone

$ 45.00 $ 60.00

Russian Green Chrome Diopside Gemstone (1.2 ct) 8x6 octo-rectangle
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$45 In stock
Product description:  Chrome diopside is one of the rarer varieties of diopside and belongs to the pyroxene family of minerals. Diopside is most famous for its attractive forest-green color, but depending on the impurities and coloring agents, diopside gemstones can actually occur in a variety of different colors, including common black to near-black, rare violet-blue and light yellowish-green to medium dark-green.

With chrome diopside, it is common for color to steadily darken as the size of the stone increases. In many cases, larger stones can be so dark that they can appear to be near black. Unfortunately, in order to achieve the most desirable color, this typically results in faceted stones being under 2 carats in weight. Any faceted stone over 2 carats with a rich medium-dark green color is considered to be very rare.

This stone was mined in the Russian gem fields of Eastern Siberia.

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