Chrome Diopside 5mm Round Faceted Stone, AAA-Grade

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This AAA-grade round chrome diopside features a brilliant, spring-green color, emphasized by pristine faceting. This stone shows the superior cut, color saturation and active scintillation required to be classified as a top-quality AAA-grade stone. Use it alone to create a simple pendant or combine it with complementary-color stones to create more complex necklace, bracelet, and ring designs.

Chrome diopside is a member of the pyroxene family and contains chromium, an element that provides its rich green color, similar to that of tsavorite garnet. Lighter and darker crystal flashes can be seen inside the stone in different angles of light.

Round-cut gemstones are highly popular and the most commonly available. Rio round gemstones are calibrated for size and hand inspected to ensure maximum attractiveness.

  • Cutting Center : China
  • Stone size : 5mm
  • Stone(s) shape : Round
  • Material : Chrome diopside
  • Stone type : Natural
  • Color : Intense Green
  • Clarity : Eye-clean
  • Grade : AAA
  • Mohs hardness : 5.5–6
  • Refractive index : 1.675–1.701
  • Enhancement : None (N)
  • Specific gravity (g/cm3) : 3.22–3.4
  • Stone type : Natural

Please Note: • This stone is suitable for firing in place in silver PMC3 using the schedule with the lowest-temperature settings.
• Unless precisely calibrated to an exact size, gemstone sizes vary slightly. Rio allows a tolerance of +/– 0.2mm for gemstones larger than 4mm.

Catalog page: 2019-2020 Gems and Findings & Display and Packaging Catalog p. 700