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Labradorite and Mother of Pearl Optical Properties

1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Vitreous, Pearly
Not Available
1.2 Pleochroism
From the Congo
Not Available
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
0.01
Rank: 28 (Overall)
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Transparent, Translucent, Transparent to translucent
Gemmological Tables (2004)
1.5 Refractive Index
1.554-1.573
1.53-1.69
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
Triclinic
Not Available
1.8 Birefringence
0.008-0.010
0.16
1.9 Clarity
Transparent
Gemmological Tables (2004)

Labradorite and Mother of Pearl Optic Character

Labradorite and Mother of Pearl optical properties play a significant role while distinguishing these gemstones from each other. These properties are influenced by the Labradorite and Mother of Pearl 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 Labradorite and Mother of Pearl 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.

Labradorite and Mother of Pearl Transparency

Similar to their colors, Labradorite and Mother of Pearl 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, Labradorite is Translucent, Transparent and Transparent to translucent while Labradorite is Translucent, Transparent and Transparent to translucent in appearance.