Green, Brown, Black, Blue To Violet, Colorless To White
Tashmarine(TM),Shanseres(R), Star Diopside, Cat's-Eye Diopside, Malacolite, Alalite, Violane, Chrome Diopside
refractive index, birefringence, optic character and spectrum. Chrome diopside may be separate from ordinary green diopside by their respective spectra; ordinary green does not have lines in the orange and red characteristic of the presence of chromium.
Star diopside and Cat's-eye diopside are the varieties displaying asterism and chatoyancy.Malacolite are translucent stones that are light in color.Alalite is colorless to faint greenish or light yellowish green variety of diopside.Violane is the translucent to opaque blue-violet aggregate variety.Chrome diopside: transparent medium dark green that is colored by chromium.Tashmarine(TM) yellowish green material.Shanseres (R): pale yellowish green