Dioptase is a brightly colored mineral, highly desired for its intense green color. It can form in very distinctive, well-developed crystals, but only a handful of well-known deposits have produced large crystals. Most localities of this mineral, including those in Arizona, only produce microcrystals.
This piece is absolutely gorgeous! I love dioptase so much... This one is so special in particular because of it sprinkles of what I believe are quartz across the top. it reminds me of a cupcake!
Metaphysically, dioptase is believed to increase ones compassion for others. It also helps us to forgive one another as well as ourselves. Dioptase is known to heal emotional distress on top of all of the other amazing things that it does for the spirit.