Diopside can come in a variety of colors but we feature mostly black diopside that is cut into a cabochon to show of the radiant four point star. Diopside has needle like inclusions that are responsible for the star asterism that occurs. Black star diopside can help one reenergize the body, the soul and mind. It is said to physically help healing specially for the lungs, heart and circulatory system. Sometime called the 'crying stone' since it is said to bring our the tears to those who need to cleanse their emotions. Most star diopside comes from India, so it has also been called 'the Black Star of India.'