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Apatite and Chrome Diopside Optical Properties

1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Vitreous
Vitreous
1.2 Pleochroism
Blue stones – strong
Common trichroism: light green
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
0.01
Rank: 27 (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
1.628-1.651
1.668-1.703
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
Hexagonal
monoclinic
1.8 Birefringence
0.002-0.008
0.024-0.030
1.9 Clarity
TransparentUlrich Henn and Claudio C. Milisenda
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Apatite and Chrome Diopside Optic Character

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

Apatite and Chrome Diopside Transparency

Similar to their colors, Apatite 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, Apatite is Gemmological Tables (2004) More from other references while Apatite is Gemmological Tables (2004) More from other references in appearance.

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