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