Delicate and elegant these unusual and rare high grade gemstones show a four pointed star in the light which moves as the stone moves, handcrafted on 925 sterling silver each earring measures 4 1/2 cm total length.
The diopside gemstone group is mostly known for its chrome green member known in the trade as 'imperial chrome diopside', but 'star diopside', with its unique chatoyancy a black to greenish black diopside is also highly sought after and treasured by gem collectors, owing to its uniqueness. Black star diopside is sometimes traded as "Black star of India ". Although it is typically black or blackish-green, on rare occasion, star diopside can be true green. Black star sapphire is often confused with black star diopside, but can be easily distinguished by its hardness and the differences in asterism (the star effect).