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Diopside and Almandine Optical Properties

1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Vitreous
Greasy, Vitreous
1.2 Pleochroism
Not Available
None
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
0.02
Rank: 22 (Overall)
0.03
Rank: 15 (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Transparent, Translucent, Not Available, Transparent . Star Diopside is opaque .
Gemmological Tables (2004) More from other references
1.5 Refractive Index
1.664-1.730
1.770-1.820
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
monoclinic
cubic
1.8 Birefringence
0.024-0.030
Not Available
1.9 Clarity
Transparent
TransparentUlrich Henn and Claudio C. Milisenda

Diopside and Almandine Optic Character

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

Diopside and Almandine Transparency

Similar to their colors, Diopside and Almandine 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, Diopside is Not Available, Translucent, Transparent and Transparent . Star Diopside is opaque . while Diopside is Not Available, Translucent, Transparent and Transparent . Star Diopside is opaque . in appearance.

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