Optical Properties of Coral

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
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1.2 Pleochroism
AbsentWalter Schumann
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
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
1.8 Birefringence
1.9 Clarity

Coral Luster

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

Coral luster is the quantity of light the crystal reflects when light is incident on it. Coral which is commonly found in White, Blue color, is Translucent in nature.

Coral Refractive Index

Optical properties of a Coral 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 Coral.

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 Coral refractive index is 1.486-1.658. Birefringence value for this gem is 0.160-0.172. So if you are searching for prominent Organic, Coral gem is something not miss on, since it has been a favorite pick in the gem wearing community.