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Amethyst and Titanite Optical Properties

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Vitreous
Subadamantine, Resinous
1.2 Pleochroism
None
Strong: X = nearly colorless; Y = yellow to green; Z = red to yellow-orange
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
0.01
Rank: 27 (Overall)
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Transparent, Transparent to translucent
Not Available
1.5 Refractive Index
1.544-1.553
1.885-1.990
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
Trigonal
monoclinic
1.8 Birefringence
0.009
0.105-0.135
1.9 Clarity
Transparent
Not Available

Amethyst and Titanite Optic Character

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

Amethyst and Titanite Transparency

Similar to their colors, Amethyst and Titanite 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, Amethyst is Transparent and Transparent to translucent while Amethyst is Transparent and Transparent to translucent in appearance.

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