Chrome Diopside is believed to reinvigorate the body and soothe the soul.
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.