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Moonstone and Hematite Optical Properties

1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Pearly
Not Available
1.2 Pleochroism
AbsentWalter Schumann
O = brownish red; E = yellowish red
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
None
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Transparent, Transparent to translucent
OpaqueHerve Nicolas Lazzarelli, Blue Chart Gem Identification (2010) More from other references
1.5 Refractive Index
1.518-1.527
2.690-3.220
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
monoclinic
Trigonal
1.8 Birefringence
0.006-0.007
0.280
1.9 Clarity
Transparent
OpaqueHerve Nicolas Lazzarelli

Moonstone and Hematite Optic Character

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

Moonstone and Hematite Transparency

Similar to their colors, Moonstone and Hematite 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, Moonstone is Transparent and Transparent to translucent while Moonstone is Transparent and Transparent to translucent in appearance.