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Optical Properties of Quartz

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Vitreous
1.2 Pleochroism
None
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
0.01
Rank: 27 (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Transparent, Translucent, Transparent to translucent
1.5 Refractive Index
1.544-1.553
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
Trigonal
1.8 Birefringence
0.009
1.9 Clarity
Opaque

Quartz Luster

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

Quartz luster is the quantity of light the crystal reflects when light is incident on it. Quartz which is commonly found in Black, Colorless, Green, Violet, White, Yellow, White, Colorless, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, pink, Brown, Colorless, Violet, gray, Yellow color, is Translucent, Transparent and Transparent to translucent in nature. It possess Vitreous luster.

Quartz Refractive Index

Optical properties of a Quartz 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 Quartz.

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 Quartz refractive index is 1.544-1.553. Birefringence value for this gem is 0.009. So if you are searching for prominent Gems for Taurus, Quartz gem is something not miss on, since it has been a favorite pick in the gem wearing community.