Dioptase is sought after because of its emerald green color, high clarity and nicely formed crystals. No new deposits of Dioptase have been found for many years which is why this mineral keeps increasing in value. Although it's a rare mineral and one of the most expensive non-gem minerals, it's a great piece to have in any serious collection as it's the first piece people will likely notice and comment on! This specimen weighs 2.5oz and measures approximately 2x2.5x1"
Dioptase is a powerful stone to awaken love and compassion and to heal emotional distress. It's called a stone of "Living in the Moment" because it helps overcome hurtful past energies and find the joy of the current moment, bring calm, confidence, and self-worth.
To clean/cleanse, rinse with water and leave out under the next full moon, near a piece of Quartz or bury in the ground for a few days.