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Optical Properties of Pectolite

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Silky
1.2 Pleochroism
NilArthur Thomas
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Transparent
1.5 Refractive Index
1.595-1.645
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
Triclinic
1.8 Birefringence
0.028-0.038
1.9 Clarity
Transparent

Pectolite Luster

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

Pectolite luster is the quantity of light the crystal reflects when light is incident on it. Pectolite which is commonly found in Colorless, White, gray, pink, Green color, is Transparent in nature. It possess Silky luster.

Pectolite Refractive Index

Optical properties of a Pectolite 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 Pectolite.

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 Pectolite refractive index is 1.595-1.645. Birefringence value for this gem is 0.028-0.038. So if you are searching for prominent Colorless Gems, Pectolite gem is something not miss on, since it has been a favorite pick in the gem wearing community.