Optical Properties of Jade

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
1.2 Pleochroism
AbsentWalter Schumann
1.3 Dispersion
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Rank: N/A (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Translucent, Translucent to opaque
1.5 Refractive Index
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
1.8 Birefringence
1.9 Clarity

Jade Luster

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

Jade luster is the quantity of light the crystal reflects when light is incident on it. Jade which is commonly found in Green, Brown, gray color, is Translucent and Translucent to opaque in nature. It possess Vitreous luster.

Jade Refractive Index

Optical properties of a Jade 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 Jade.

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 Jade refractive index is 1.600-1.688. Birefringence value for this gem is 0.020-0.027. So if you are searching for prominent Semi Precious Gemstones, Jade gem is something not miss on, since it has been a favorite pick in the gem wearing community.

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