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Elbaite and Diamond Optical Properties

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Vitreous
Adamantine
1.2 Pleochroism
Pale green
None
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
0.02
Rank: 22 (Overall)
0.04
Rank: 10 (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Transparent
Transparent, Translucent, Transparent to opaque
1.5 Refractive Index
1.614-1.666
2.417-2.419
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
Trigonal
cubic
1.8 Birefringence
0.014-0.032
Not Available
1.9 Clarity
Transparent
Transparent

Elbaite and Diamond Optic Character

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

Elbaite and Diamond Transparency

Similar to their colors, Elbaite and Diamond 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, Elbaite is Transparent while Elbaite is Transparent in appearance.