Diopside

It is mainly the green Chromium rich variety of Diopside, known as Chrome Diopside, that is popular with collectors for its emerald green colour, although Diopside can be found in a variety of other colours. Some white specimens of Diopside glow a very bright blue colour under shortwave UV light.

Alternative Names N/A
Colour Green, Yellow, Blue, Purple, Brown, White
Hardness 5.5 - 6.5
Crystal system Monoclinic
Streak White
Lustre Vitreous
Main Locations Russia, Myanmar, USA
Chakra Heart
Zodiac Virgo, Gemini
Numerology 9
Planetary Mercury
Element Earth