Hessonite, Horseranch Range, BC


DIOPSIDE - Grace Lake, Wilberforce, Ontario   

Diopside crystals from Grace Lake have been know to mineral collectors for many years. Transparent diopside suitable for faceting from this locality is quite scarce.

Diopside has a hardness of 6 on Moh's hardness scale and has 2 directions of cleavage, making its use in jewellery limited to earrings and pendants. Under normal conditions faceted diopside is considered too soft to set in rings.

Weight........... 0.30 carat Catalogue #..B5676
Dimensions... 5.8 x 3.9 mm Cut Style....... Pear shape
Colour............ medium green Clarity............ lightly to moderately included
Total Price.... Reserved! GEC................ N   (Glossary of Terms)



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