Optical Properties of Periclase

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
1.2 Pleochroism
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1.3 Dispersion
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Rank: N/A (Overall)
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1.4 Transparency
TransparentWalter Schumann, Gemstones of the world (2001) More from other references
1.5 Refractive Index
1.6 Optic Character
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1.7 Crystal System
1.8 Birefringence
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1.9 Clarity
TransparentWalter Schumann

Periclase Luster

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

Periclase luster is the quantity of light the crystal reflects when light is incident on it. Periclase which is commonly found in Colorless, Brownish, Yellow, Green, gray, White color, is Gemstones of the world (2001) More from other references and TransparentWalter Schumann in nature. It possess Vitreous luster.

Periclase Refractive Index

Optical properties of a Periclase 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 Periclase.

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 Periclase refractive index is 1.735-1.738. So if you are searching for prominent Gems Found In Australia, Periclase gem is something not miss on, since it has been a favorite pick in the gem wearing community.