Optical Properties of Bloodstone

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
1.2 Pleochroism
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1.3 Dispersion
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Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
1.5 Refractive Index
1.6 Optic Character
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1.7 Crystal System
1.8 Birefringence
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1.9 Clarity

Bloodstone Luster

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

Bloodstone luster is the quantity of light the crystal reflects when light is incident on it. Bloodstone which is commonly found in Red color, is Opaque in nature. It possess Vitreous luster.

Bloodstone Refractive Index

Optical properties of a Bloodstone 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 Bloodstone.

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 Bloodstone refractive index is 1.54-1.55. So if you are searching for prominent Gems for Aries, Bloodstone gem is something not miss on, since it has been a favorite pick in the gem wearing community.