Discovered in 1988 Russianite is a very precious crystal, it is apart of the Diopside family. The origins of Russianite are exclusivly found in the eastern mountains of Inagli Russia, mind 3 months out of the year (July-August) Russianite crystal is very rare and highly collectible, less than 1% of all mined Russianite can be called Vivid Russianite™️.
Russianite is considered a valuable gemstone because it is one of few that requires no treatment whats so ever. All Russianite Discovered is natural no heat enhancement crystals that produce a vivid green color due to the chromium within the matrix. Because of this Russianite can carry a premium price on the open market.
Russianite is extremely hard to cut and polish due to its softness. Russianite is a 5.5-6 on the mohs hardness scale and can fracture easily when faceting a rough stone, damaging and loosing a perfect crystal. All Russianite is cut with precision by scaled craftsman to ensure full color, brilliance, and carat weight for the everyday client.
Russianite Is very rare due to the harsh cold winters in eastern Russia. Russianite can only be mined 3 months out of the year from the mountains of Inagli Siberia (July-August), less than 10% of all mined Diopside is consider gem quality and less than 1% of that being in the vivid Russianite™️ Catagory.
Russianite is incredibly beautiful it’s a gemstone that produces a vivid green color like nothing else due to the chromium in the stone. Russianite has a high refractive index of 1.6-1.7, which makes it perfect for jewelry or loose gemstones. Cut and polished Russianite Can rival even the finest Tsavorite garnets.
Chromium dust layers the mountains of western Siberia Russia, more than 90% of all deposits found are opaque material. Stones larger than 3 carats In pure crystal form are rare and hard to find. Vivid Russianite is the most prized and collectible variety of the Diopside family in the world.
Russianite is a stone that deserves the right care, you should keep all Russianite jewelry seperate from your other jewelry, and taken off before doing any activitys such as cleaning the house, or playing sports. Cleaning Russianite is very simple and easy, just use warm water with soap and dry with a soft cloth.