Optical Properties of Barite 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. Barite optical properties like luster, clarity, refractive index etc. are used to determine the non-destructive methods during gemstone identification and evaluation.
Barite luster is the quantity of light the crystal reflects when light is incident on it. Barite which is commonly found in White, Colorless, Yellow, Green, Blue, Reddish, Brown, Red, Brown color, It possess Vitreous luster.