🔮Chrome Diopside gemstones have been around a long time, but were only officially discovered in 1988. Originally, chrome diopside was sourced from Russia's Eastern Siberia, but deposits have been found elsewhere in the world. Chrome diopside has been growing in popularity for jewelry due to its affordability and striking resemblance to more expensive gems such as emerald and tsavorite garnet.
The term diopside comes from the Greek words "di" and "opsis," which mean "two" and "vision." It's no surprise then that this stone was viewed as one of visualization and was sometimes placed on the forehead to help encourage good dreams by ancient peoples. Other cultures believed green diopside had come from the tree of life. Many people buried their dead with the gemstone to ensure renewal of their life.
Chrome diopside has long been used to boost creative vision and awareness. This green gemstone is also thought to be able to improve intellect and encourages the desire of one to learn. According to metaphysical beliefs, chrome diopside is used to help alleviate aggression or stubbornness while in turn enhancing love and commitment. Green diopside is said to be connected to the heart chakra.
Those who use gemstones for healing have been known to use chrome diopside in the treatment of headaches, to regulate blood pressure, to encourage recovery after illness and to help those who suffer from addiction. Chrome diopside is not a traditional birthstone, but it is associated with the zodiac sign of Pisces as well as Gemini and Virgo.