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Larimar and Almandine Optical Properties

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
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Greasy, Vitreous
1.3 Pleochroism
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None
1.6 Dispersion
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Rank: N/A (Overall)
0.03
Rank: 15 (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.13 Transparency
Gemmological Tables (2004)
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1.14 Refractive Index
1.595-1.645
1.770-1.820
1.15 Optic Character
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1.16 Crystal System
monoclinic
cubic
1.17 Birefringence
0.032-0.038
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1.18 Clarity
Gemmological Tables (2004)
TransparentUlrich Henn and Claudio C. Milisenda

Larimar and Almandine Optic Character

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

Larimar and Almandine Transparency

Similar to their colors, Larimar 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, Larimar is Gemmological Tables (2004) while Larimar is Gemmological Tables (2004) in appearance.

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