Chrome Diopside: Say what!
Yeah, you heard right…. Chrome diopside is definitely not the most romantic name in the book, however don't judge a book by its title or in this case don’t judge a stone by its name. This stone exhibits a beautiful rich green color that won’t cost you a fortune.
A possible alternative to the emerald. . .
Most definitely! If you find emeralds too expensive but are looking for that intense green, this is an excellent option.
Just a hint of science . . .
With a hardness rating of 5.5 on the Mohs’ scale, chrome diopside is better suited for earrings and pendants. However, it still makes a beautiful ring as long as it’s protected in the setting.