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The etymological origin of Diopside comes from the ancient greek 'di', which means 'two', and 'opsis', meaning "vision. Diopside is an important rock forming mineral in several metamorphic and basic to ultra basic igneous rocks. Diopside has several varieties, including a chromium-rich gem variety called chrome Diopside.

Diopside is a calcium magnesium silicate that crystallizes from magmas. Diopside is found in two forms, the black star diopside, and the green emerald-like Chrome diopside.

Diopside also offers a classic four rayed star stone that is very much like a black star sapphire.

Physical Properties:


Diopside  Birthstone

white, blue, bright and pale green to yellowish or greenish brown.
Specific Gravity
Refractive index

Sign of Diopside:Pisces


This mineral clears out congested emotions by circulating cosmic energy throughout the auric field. Diopside increases creative visualization and helps to manifest desired goals. Clear or light green gem-quality crystals are preferred when using this stone for visionary purposes. It sends deep healing to the Heart center and is said to bring love, commitment, trust humbleness.Aids healing in the areas of the heart, lungs, physical weakness, psychological disorders, and eliminates muscle spasms.


Ancient civilizations believed that star stones housed living spirits that were looking at you through those stars


Quebec in Canada, Burma, Italy , Myanmar (Burma), Russia, Pakistan, South Africa, Austria, Brazil, Italy, North America, Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and Finland. Star diopside is mainly from India.