Specimen #2444

Name: Chrome Diopside

Type: Gem

Locality: Russia

Favorite? N

Fluorescent? N

Size: 4.50 mm

Weight: 0.27 ct

Acquired: 2012-06-01

Source: Arkenstone Auction

Label: N

Comment: A unique and colorful gem to be sure. This stone is a good, decent sized, deep green color, VVS "Trillion" cut gemstone of Chrome Diopside. Chrome Diopside is a very rare gem considering that the only good rough comes from one place in the world (which has a shortened mining season due to the tremendous amount of annual snowfall), and the large percentage of the stones on the market are less than 1 carat. It is very very difficult to find this material in clean stones and inclusions are accepted by most collectors and dealers, so the clarity makes this little stone special.

Minerals: Diopside (CaMgSi2O6)

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Chrome Diopside, Russia - FOV: 4.7 x 7.0 mm - 4.50 mm - 0.27 cts - 27 stacked images