Creative Metalsmithing from Scratch with Kim St. Jean
Black diopside is opaque and generally black, but can have shades of green. This is a great stone for jewelry, but is soft and brittle so care should be taken when working with it. When black diopside is faceted it no longer displays asterism; however, when it's cut into a cabochon shape it still displays the asterism star. The black star diopside featured here is often referred to as the crying stone as it is said to bring cleansing to tears in order to heal trauma. It is also believed to heal the heart, lungs and circulatory system.

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