Optical Properties of Rhodolite

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Greasy, Vitreous
1.2 Pleochroism
1.3 Dispersion
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Rank: N/A (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Gemmological Tables (2004)
1.5 Refractive Index
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
1.8 Birefringence
1.9 Clarity
TransparentUlrich Henn and Claudio C. Milisenda

Rhodolite Luster

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

Rhodolite luster is the quantity of light the crystal reflects when light is incident on it. Rhodolite which is commonly found in Red color, is Gemmological Tables (2004) in nature. It possess Greasy and Vitreous luster.

Rhodolite Refractive Index

Optical properties of a Rhodolite 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 Rhodolite.

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 Rhodolite refractive index is 1.760. Birefringence value for this gem is 0.010-0.014. So if you are searching for prominent Red Gemstones, Rhodolite gem is something not miss on, since it has been a favorite pick in the gem wearing community.