Black Star Diopside

Also called the “Star of India,” Diopside is an important mineral for rock forming in igneous and metamorphic rock. Composed of calcium magnesium silicate, the rays of the star are made by needle-like inclusions. As rays of light hit the inclusions, the light that is reflected back produces an asterism (star effect).

Chemical composition (CaMg(Si2O3)2)
Color Blackish or Blackish-Green
Lustre Vitreous to dull
Crystal system Monoclinic
Origin India
Healing properties*

Believers in magical and healing powers of gemstones believe wearing diopside will enhance their intellectual and analytical skills.
Folklore

Releases deeply entrenched stress, restores energy after chronic illness; helps us to see the best in things.


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