Gemological Properties

Gemological Information for Diopside
Color Bluish Green to Yellowish Green, Brown, Black
Crystal Structure Monoclinic
Refractive Index 1.729 - 1.768
Durability Poor
Hardness 5.5 to 6
Similar Stones Peridot, Dioptase, Enstatite, Kornerupine, Zoisite
Treatments None Known at this Time
Country of Origin Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Republic of Madagascar, India.
Diopside Care
Ultrasonic Cleaning Risky
Steam Cleaning Never
Warm Soapy Water Safe
Chemical Attack Attacked by Hydrofluoric Acid
Light Sensitivity Stable
Heat Sensitivity Fuses with Heat