Optical Properties of Aventurine

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
1.2 Pleochroism
AbsentWalter Schumann
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Translucent, Opaque . May be translucent when backlit on the edges.
1.5 Refractive Index
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
1.8 Birefringence
1.9 Clarity

Aventurine Luster

Optical Properties of Aventurine 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. Aventurine optical properties like luster, clarity, refractive index etc. are used to determine the non-destructive methods during gemstone identification and evaluation.

Aventurine luster is the quantity of light the crystal reflects when light is incident on it. Aventurine which is commonly found in White color, is Opaque . May be translucent when backlit on the edges. and Translucent in nature. It possess Vitreous luster.

Aventurine Refractive Index

Optical properties of a Aventurine 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 Aventurine.

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 Aventurine refractive index is 1.544-1.553. Birefringence value for this gem is 0.007-0.010. So if you are searching for prominent Gems for Aries, Aventurine gem is something not miss on, since it has been a favorite pick in the gem wearing community.