Achroite and Painite Optic Character
Achroite and Painite optical properties play a significant role while distinguishing these gemstones from each other. These properties are influenced by the Achroite and Painite Physical Properties like crystallographic symmetry, pleochroism,etc. in the crystal. Some of the optical properties are refractive index, luster, optic character, pleochroism etc. Prominent among these is Achroite and Painite optic character. You might have noticed your gemologist rotating the gemstone while testing it. Rotating a gemstone along its optic axis helps in determining its optic character.