This diopside specimen with mica and calcite is truly a beautiful piece for the collector and enthusiast. This piece comes from Afghanistan and has a large diopside point.
The piece weighs 470 grams. The dimensions are approximately 10 x 13 x 4 cm.
Diopside works on both the heart chakra and the forehead chakra. It helps to connect the heart and head for balance between the intellect and emotions. It is also a stone that facilitates forgiveness and letting go, because it helps you to make sense of events intellectually and emotionally and to find acceptance in past events.
The green color of diopside is given to the gemstone by the presence of chromium. In addition to green diopside, there is also yellow and brown diopside. Although diopside is not extremely rare, it is rare to find large pieces with a beautiful forest green color.
More physical information about diopside:
Crystal system: Monoclinic crystal system
Chemical formula: CaMgSi₂O₆
Hardness (Mohs hardness scale): 5 – 6
Transparency: opaque, transparent
Refractive index: 1.665 – 1.73
Average density: 3.4 kg/dm3