1.5" - 2.5"
Science & Origin of Dioptase
Dioptase is an extremely rare Copper cyclosilicate mineral that crystallizes in small prismatic shards, as well as inclusions within Quartz. This mineral occurs around other copper bearing minerals such as Chrysocolla, Malachite and Shattuckite. It forms on copper veins that have been exposed to extensive oxidation. The color can range from a deep emerald green to a lighter green that can resemble a slight blue hue. Dioptase is one of the rarest stones on the market and has only a few known localities in the entire world. The highest quality Dioptase ever recorded has come out of Tsumeb, Namibia. Tsumeb is deemed the most important deposit of this mineral, however the second important location is the original place of discovery, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan. The entire state of Arizona, located in the United States, has numerous active mines pulling out Dioptase. Our favorite is the Christmas Mine in Gila County because the clarity of crystals and near perfect structure make this a must have for any stone lover.
Meaning & Energy
Dioptase is a vibrant talisman of the heart that can help one relinquish extremely sensitive emotions such as grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, and self-hate. This special mineral exposes one’s heart and brings about soothing waves of life force energy that helps “reset” one’s emotional body. Each day this stone will pull out more strength from one’s body that may have gone dormant. This strength will eventually become so overwhelming that it will naturally raise one's self confidence and courage levels, forcing you to take action and make a change. This change can be something as small as removing a bad habit from your lifestyle or taking on a new activity that will help you grow on the path you ever so desire.
Understand Emotional Pain
We strongly recommend this crystal for anyone struggling with emotional pain. Sometimes one must understand that the answer isn’t physical and the change isn’t instant. Dioptase will teach you that vital lesson, along with life’s most important tool, patience. This mineral is very rare and hard to come by, just know that whenever Dioptase comes into your life, it is for a very special reason. Purchase this stone if possible and begin to work with it immediately. Its energies can be felt to the touch with a cool, calming sensation slowly overtaking one’s body.