Like many other gems with odd monikers, the name chrome diopside just doesn't do this gemstone justice. A relatively rare, yet modestly priced gemstone, chrome diopside is known for its rich green color. Diopside is most often bottle-green in color, though it can be found in colorless, brown, black, violet-green, and blue colors. The two most well-known varieties of diopside are the emerald-green-like chrome diopside and the opaque Black Star diopside.
Diopside is believed to be a creative stone, increasing creative visualization and helping to manifest desired goals. It is also considered to improve its wearer's mathematical intellect and analytical abilities.
Diopside is rated at 5.5 to 6.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness and though it is suitable for jewelry purposes, care should be taken with this stone.