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Natural Diopside

Diopside is an important rock forming mineral in several metamorphic and basic to ultra basic igneous rocks, also found in meteorites. Diopside is a part of an important solid solution series of the pyroxene group.


  • There are 3 Diopside gemstones available at Multicolour.com
  • Diopside(s) are organized in the following categories: Single,  gemstones.
  • Our most expensive Diopside is USD 1978.20 and largest Diopside weight is CTS 11.62.
  • Our cheapest Diopside is USD 69.08 and smallest Diopside weight is CTS 3.14.

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Our Diopside(s) are available in various shapes, sizes and colors. 3 Diopside(s), too many to look through? You may select any combination of search options. Colors grade into each other and you can search for more than one color at once. For a better selection, try selecting two or three colors, -- your first choice plus the two closest colors.

Color range
strongly yellowish green
yellowish green





Diopside Profile

Color information: pale bluish green or dark blue green, brownish green or dark blue green. yellowish green or yellow bluish green.
Refractive Index: 1.665 - 1.730
Chemical Composition: CaMgSi2O6
Hardness: 6
Density: 3.25 - 3.55
Crystal Group: Monoclinic
Sign of the Zodiac: N/A
Month of the year: N/A
Diopside
In appearance, diopside may be confused with peridot, demantoid, zircon, enstatite, grossularite, tourmaline, chrysoberyl, or grossularite. Diopside has perfect cleavage and is somewhat difficult to facet.

Diopside has several varieties, including a chromium-rich gem variety called chrome diopside. Violan is rare blue variety found in some localities in Italy. There is also a green "cat's eye" variety that contains minute inclusions, probably of rutile, that reflect light in such a way as to produce a lively linear luminscence within the crystal. Still another variety is quite dark, with included rutile needles aligned so as to produce a 4-rayed star, hence the name star diopside. Ordinary diopside is typically white or green and can have a nice glassy luster. While the color of chrome diopside is much brighter, many specimens of ordinary diopside are also cut for gemstones. Mineral specimens of diopside can be very striking in appearance, and of interest to mineral collectors.

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Diopside Single
Diopside Single Cushion Eye clean
Size: 18.60 X 8.70 MM
Weight: 10.990 CTS
Shape: Cushion
Clarity: Eye clean
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Diopside Single
Diopside Single Oval Translucent
Size: 9.20 X 8.00 MM
Weight: 3.140 CTS
Shape: Oval
Clarity: Translucent
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