Optical Properties of Diopside

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
1.2 Pleochroism
Not Available
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
Rank: 22 (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Transparent, Translucent, Not Available, Transparent . Star Diopside is opaque .
1.5 Refractive Index
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
1.8 Birefringence
1.9 Clarity

Diopside Luster

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

Diopside luster is the quantity of light the crystal reflects when light is incident on it. Diopside which is commonly found in Yellow, Colorless, Brown, Blue, Brown, Colorless, Green, gray color, is Not Available, Translucent, Transparent and Transparent . Star Diopside is opaque . in nature. It possess Vitreous luster.

Diopside Refractive Index

Optical properties of a Diopside 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 Diopside.

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 Diopside refractive index is 1.664-1.730. Birefringence value for this gem is 0.024-0.030. So if you are searching for prominent Yellow Gemstones, Diopside gem is something not miss on, since it has been a favorite pick in the gem wearing community.