Optical Properties of Augite 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. Augite optical properties like luster, clarity, refractive index etc. are used to determine the non-destructive methods during gemstone identification and evaluation.
Augite luster is the quantity of light the crystal reflects when light is incident on it. Augite which is commonly found in Green, Brown, Greenish, Brown, Green, Green, Black color, is Translucent and Transparent in nature. It possess Resinous and Vitreous luster.