Adularia and Bertrandite optical properties play a significant role while distinguishing these gemstones from each other. These properties are influenced by the Adularia and Bertrandite 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 Adularia and Bertrandite 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.
Similar to their colors, Adularia and Bertrandite transparency can also be used as criteria for their primary identification. Although transparency cannot be the only criteria for gemstone identification, it can efficiently used in gemstone grading. Talking about their transparency, Adularia is Gemstones (2009) and TransparentArthur Thomas while Adularia is Gemstones (2009) and TransparentArthur Thomas in appearance.
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