Chrome diopside gemstones are not particularly hard, at about 6.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness, but it does display exceptional brilliance and fire when polished. Chrome diopside is a translucent variety of calcium magnesium that has long been known for its violet tint, which can range from pastel to deep green.
Its greenish color makes it an attractive green gem in earrings and pendants, but it also occurs in black which can add contrast to a jewelry collection. Since chrome diopside is not typically faceted into large gems, it is often used as an accent stone for rings or in bracelets and necklaces. It is sometimes treated by irradiation to make its green color more intense.
Chrome diopsides are one of the most beautiful semi-precious stones that are used for making jewelry. At GemsBiz, choose various shapes and different sizes of chrome diopside gemstone beads for jewelry making.