Demantoid and Andean Opal optical properties play a significant role while distinguishing these gemstones from each other. These properties are influenced by the Demantoid and Andean Opal 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 Demantoid and Andean Opal 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, Demantoid and Andean Opal 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, Demantoid is Gemmological Tables (2004) while Demantoid is Gemmological Tables (2004) in appearance.
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