Optical Properties of Aragonite

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Vitreous, Resinous
1.2 Pleochroism
StrongArthur Thomas
1.3 Dispersion
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Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Transparent, Translucent
1.5 Refractive Index
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
1.8 Birefringence
1.9 Clarity

Aragonite Luster

Optical Properties of Aragonite are its behavioral responses towards light. While few optical properties can be identified with naked eyes, other require special instruments by the gemologists to identify them. Aragonite optical properties like luster, clarity, refractive index etc. are used to determine the non-destructive methods during gemstone identification and evaluation.

Aragonite luster is the quantity of light the crystal reflects when light is incident on it. Aragonite which is commonly found in Reddish, Greenish, White, Red, Yellow, Green, Grey, Blue, Brown, Colorless, White, gray, Reddish, orange color, is Translucent and Transparent in nature. It possess Resinous and Vitreous luster.

Aragonite Refractive Index

Optical properties of a Aragonite crystal are responsive to the small changes in composition and strain within its crystalline structure. Absolute diligence is therefore necessary during cutting and polishing of the gemstone. All such optical properties are majorly influenced by Physical Properties of Aragonite.

As we are well aware, refractive index is the phenomenon which is related to bending of light through a medium (crystal). It is used in qualitative analysis of gemstones by gemologists Besides, few gemstones exhibit property of dual refractive indices. This dual nature is known as Birefringence. The value of Aragonite refractive index is 1.525-1.686. Birefringence value for this gem is 0.155. So if you are searching for prominent Gems for Virgo, Aragonite gem is something not miss on, since it has been a favorite pick in the gem wearing community.