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Agate and Diamond Optical Properties

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Vitreous
Adamantine
1.2 Pleochroism
Absent
None
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
None
Rank: N/A (Overall)
0.04
Rank: 10 (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Translucent
Transparent, Translucent, Transparent to opaque
1.5 Refractive Index
1.530-1.543
2.417-2.419
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
Trigonal
cubic
1.8 Birefringence
0.004
Not Available
1.9 Clarity
Translucent
Transparent

Agate and Diamond Optic Character

Agate and Diamond optical properties play a significant role while distinguishing these gemstones from each other. These properties are influenced by the Agate and Diamond 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 Agate and Diamond 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.

Agate and Diamond Transparency

Similar to their colors, Agate and Diamond 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, Agate is Translucent while Agate is Translucent in appearance.