Diopside derives its name from the Greek dis, "twice", and òpsè, "face" in reference to the two ways of orienting the vertical prism. Diopside is a Guardian Harmonizer Crystal. When you have something you want to protect use a crystal that forms in the monoclinic system like Diopside. iopside is quite a compelling crystal, as it promotes the ideal of 'service' to the earth. It is a strongly empowering stone for anyone who has a strong interest in the well-being of the planet. Although the predominant color for metaphysical use is green, also known as chrome, the other strong color for healing is the black variety of this stone. In the physical world they are excellent aids in protecting your loved ones, your possessions, and your physical security. They are very useful in protecting houses and homes, property, and valuables. This lovely green stone brings through the green ray, and will connect you energetically with the heartbeat of the planet, and to Mother Gaia herself. Its energy within the heart chakra supports the emotions and it is very empowering, particularly for women. Chrome Diopside will enhance energy flow aiding your efforts that are devoted to enhancing family and community.
Crystal: Diopside. Country of origin: Italy. Chemical composition: MgCaSi2O6. Hardness based on Mohs scale: 5.5 - 6.5.