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Heliotrope and Moonstone Optical Properties

1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Vitreous
Pearly
1.2 Pleochroism
Not Available
AbsentWalter Schumann
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
None
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Not Available
Transparent, Transparent to translucent
1.5 Refractive Index
1.53-1.54
1.518-1.527
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
Trigonal
monoclinic
1.8 Birefringence
0.004
0.006-0.007
1.9 Clarity
Not Available
Transparent

Heliotrope and Moonstone Optic Character

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

Heliotrope and Moonstone Transparency

Similar to their colors, Heliotrope and Moonstone 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, Heliotrope is Not Available while Heliotrope is Not Available in appearance.