Many green gemstones exist, but few can compare to the vibrant green of the diopside gemstone. Nor can they compare when it comes to price. Diopside is the most inexpensive of the rich green gemstones, so any woman can afford to build her fine jewelry collection with diopside rings, diopside necklaces, diopside bracelets and perhaps a pair of diopside earrings.
This type of brilliant green diopside, called chrome diopside, gets its rich green color from the chromium it contains. Used in jewelry for centuries, diopside was first described as early as 1800. This gemstone's attractive green color brings to mind a blade of fresh spring grass and gives diopside jewelry a light and luscious quality.
In the world of gemstones, size matters. Diopside cut into small accent stones is a beautiful bright green, whereas larger stones are significantly darker and richer, but just as stunning. Ross-Simons' selection of diopside jewelry includes examples of both small accent stones and larger centerpieces, in some cases combining both in a single piece for subtle yet stunning contrast.