Chrome diopside gemstones have been around a long time, but were only officially discovered in 1988. Originally, chrome diopside was sourced from Russia's Eastern Siberia, but deposits have been found elsewhere in the world. Pakistan is now considered a significant supplier for gem-quality chromium diopside. Other locations of chrome diopside rough include Australia, Russia, Canada, Madagascar, Brazil and South Africa. Chrome diopside has been growing in popularity for jewelry due to its affordability and striking resemblance to more expensive gems such as emerald and tsavorite garnet.
The term diopside comes from the Greek words "di" and "opsis," which mean "two" and "vision." It's no surprise then that this stone was viewed as one of visualization and was sometimes placed on the forehead to help encourage good dreams by ancient peoples. Other cultures believed green diopside had come from the tree of life. Many people buried their dead with the gemstone to ensure renewal of their life.
Diopside is a calming crystal and an all-around great energy balancing stone. It brings about a sense of contentment and well being. It is a stone that generates wealth and brings prosperity. It is an empowering crystal that is good for anyone who has a strong passion for taking care of the well being of the planet.
Green Diopside sends it's energies along the entire chakric column, from the head to the tailbone. It charges and activates the heart, root and earthstar chakras. It's oriented toward balancing and healing, and can bring all the chakras into alignment. It can be particularly balancing for females in the area of reproductive organs. In the heart chakra, green diopside supports one's ability to give and receive love.
Diopside aids in relaxation and stress of life.
Connection with Earth