Blue John
Blue John


Optical Properties of Blue John

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
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1.2 Pleochroism
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1.3 Dispersion
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Rank: N/A (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
1.5 Refractive Index
1.6 Optic Character
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1.7 Crystal System
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1.8 Birefringence
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1.9 Clarity

Blue John Luster

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

Blue John luster is the quantity of light the crystal reflects when light is incident on it. Blue John which is commonly found in White, Colorless, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Violet color, is Transparent in nature.

Blue John Refractive Index

Optical properties of a Blue John 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 Blue John.

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 Blue John refractive index is 1.432-1.436. So if you are searching for prominent Blue Gemstones, Blue John gem is something not miss on, since it has been a favorite pick in the gem wearing community.