Dimensions: 2 3/4" x 1 1/2" x 1 1/4"
History and Metaphysical Properties:
Late in the 18th century copper miners in the Ural Mountains in Kazakhstan thought they had discovered a huge emerald deposit in the Altyn-Tube mine in Karagandy. It was determined to not be emerald because of its hardness level which was a 5 where as emerald is an 8. They had found chrome dioptase. In 1797 the distinguished French mineralogist Fr. René Just Haüy (1743-1822) determined that the enigmatic green mineral from Kazakhstan was new to science, and he named it dioptase, based on the mineral's two cleavage directions. Dioptase is a hydrous copper silicate and is found in Chile, Kazakhstan, Namibia, Peru, Russia, Arizona in the USA, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Dioptase promotes living in the present moment and helps give one direction. It supports a positive attitude to life and instills the ability to tune into your own resources. It can also be a mental cleanser and releases the need to control others. It can act as a bridge to emotional healing, by dissolving grief, betrayal and sorrow. Its an effective stone for healing heartache and the pain of abandonment.