Diopside comes from the Greek words "di" and "opsis," which mean "two" and "vision." It's no surprise then that this stone was viewed as one of visualization and was sometimes placed on the forehead to help encourage good dreams by ancient peoples. Other cultures believed green diopside had come from the tree of life. Many people buried their dead with the gemstone to ensure renewal of their life. This green gemstone is also thought to be able to improve intellect and encourages the desire of one to learn. According to metaphysical beliefs, chrome diopside is used to help alleviate aggression or stubbornness while in turn enhancing love and commitment. Green diopside is said to be connected to the Heart Chakra.