Optical Properties of Povondraite 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. Povondraite optical properties like luster, clarity, refractive index etc. are used to determine the non-destructive methods during gemstone identification and evaluation.
Povondraite luster is the quantity of light the crystal reflects when light is incident on it. Povondraite which is commonly found in Brownish, Black color, is Translucent in nature. It possess Resinous luster.