Moss Agate
Moss Agate


Optical Properties of Moss Agate

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Not Available
1.2 Pleochroism
AbsentWalter Schumann
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
TranslucentWalter Schumann, Gemstones of the world (2001)
1.5 Refractive Index
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
Not Available
1.8 Birefringence
1.9 Clarity
TranslucentWalter Schumann

Moss Agate Luster

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

Moss Agate luster is the quantity of light the crystal reflects when light is incident on it. Moss Agate which is commonly found in White, Colorless, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Violet color, is Gemstones of the world (2001) and TranslucentWalter Schumann in nature.

Moss Agate Refractive Index

Optical properties of a Moss Agate 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 Moss Agate.

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 Moss Agate refractive index is 1.530-1.540. Birefringence value for this gem is 0.004. So if you are searching for prominent Blue Gemstones, Moss Agate gem is something not miss on, since it has been a favorite pick in the gem wearing community.

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