Chrome Diopside, Natural, Smooth, Nuggets, Varied Sizes, One 8-10mm Strand

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Chrome Diopside, Natural, Smooth, Nuggets, Varied Sizes, One 8-10mm Strand

This price is for one strand 15 to 16 inches long. 

10-8mm smooth nugget strands have 45 to 47 pieces.

Chrome Diopside is a recently discovered gemstone that boasts a mesmerizing deep green. This precious stone gets its color from the mineral chromium. It ranges in color from light, bright green to almost black, with color growing darker as the gem size increases. The clarity of chrome diopside ranges widely, from transparent to opaque.

Just after the break-up of the old Soviet Union in 1988, Russian Chrome Diopside began to show up around the world. Nearly all the world's gemstone quality Chrome Diopside is sourced from a mountainous and usually frigid area of Russia. It is regarding as a better quality and quantity than other places. It has been found also in South Africa, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Myanmar as well as Madagascar.

Hardness 5-6

This is a natural stone that has had no treatment other than cutting, drilling and polishing in China.