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