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Almandine and Chrome Diopside Optical Properties

1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Greasy, Vitreous
Vitreous
1.2 Pleochroism
None
Common trichroism: light green
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
0.03
Rank: 15 (Overall)
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Gemmological Tables (2004) More from other references
Gems, Sixth Edition (2006)
1.5 Refractive Index
1.770-1.820
1.668-1.703
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
cubic
monoclinic
1.8 Birefringence
Not Available
0.024-0.030
1.9 Clarity
TransparentUlrich Henn and Claudio C. Milisenda
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Almandine and Chrome Diopside Optic Character

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

Almandine and Chrome Diopside Transparency

Similar to their colors, Almandine and Chrome Diopside 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, Almandine is Gemmological Tables (2004) More from other references while Almandine is Gemmological Tables (2004) More from other references in appearance.

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