Optical Properties of Pollucite

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Vitreous, Greasy
1.2 Pleochroism
Not Available
1.3 Dispersion
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Rank: 26 (Overall)
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1.4 Transparency
Transparent, Translucent
1.5 Refractive Index
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
1.8 Birefringence
Not Available
1.9 Clarity

Pollucite Luster

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

Pollucite luster is the quantity of light the crystal reflects when light is incident on it. Pollucite which is commonly found in Grey, White, Colorless, gray, Pale pink, Blue color, is Translucent and Transparent in nature. It possess Greasy and Vitreous luster.

Pollucite Refractive Index

Optical properties of a Pollucite 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 Pollucite.

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 Pollucite refractive index is 1.517-1.525. So if you are searching for prominent White Gemstones, Pollucite gem is something not miss on, since it has been a favorite pick in the gem wearing community.