If you're interested in other gems beside Chrome Diopside, contact us because we carry lots of gems:
Opal (Australian Fire, Mosaic Doublets and Triplets)
Topaz (White, London and Swiss Blue)
Perfect for jewelry - available in most calibrated shapes and sizes.
Chrome Diopside requires special cutting expertise -- only about 10% of the rough ends up in a polished gem.
Mining Chrome Diopside can be very tough to do. In sub-zero temperatures, a man's strength is diminished greatly. Too much exposure can result in hypothermia and death. Miners take every precaution and can not mine during the bone-crushing winter months.