Gold Teardrop Earrings in Diopside, Small
14K gold filled frames, hand-beaded with diopside in a cube cut.
Globally inspired. Locally made by hand in Northern California.
black and white photo for scale
Diopside is an important rock forming mineral in igneous rocks, it also can be found in meteorites.
It is named after Greek word for "double appearance" because of its crystal shape.
Diopside is an excellent stone for general healing. The green stone works on physical healing + support cellular memory particularly where regeneration is needed; such as after surgery or in healing from physical trauma.
The incredible cut of the stones is called cubist and captures included rutile needles aligned so as to produce a 4-rayed star, hence the name star diopside.