Since the name doesn’t convey the depth and allure of this gemstone, we thought we would share with you just how incredible Chrome Diopside really is. 

Chrome Diopside is one of the rarer varieties of diopside (a monoclinic pyroxene mineral) is one of the newest gemstones on the market today.

It was originally discovered in 1988 in Siberia, and since then Pakistan has become the richest source of the stone. However, despite these two sources Chrome Diopside still remains quite rare.

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This gem is modern and has a unique deep green colour, which is why Empress Marlene’s co-founder Lisa Bowman, couldn’t resist using it in her designs.

The story of the gem lends itself perfectly to these “punked up” cameo earrings. 


Affectionately named Cameo Warrior Earrings, Lisa combined faceted Chrome Diopside with the beauty of 120-year-old English heart cameo reliefs set in 18k brushed gold.

She wanted these earrings to match the striking articulation of the gemstone, but also to take us back to a time when beautiful jewellery was made by hand and was crafted using only the highest quality materials.

For those who have a slightly more conservative style you might consider the simpler counterpart.