Optical Properties of Sard

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
1.2 Pleochroism
AbsentWalter Schumann
1.3 Dispersion
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Rank: N/A (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
1.5 Refractive Index
1.6 Optic Character
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1.7 Crystal System
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1.8 Birefringence
1.9 Clarity

Sard Luster

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

Sard luster is the quantity of light the crystal reflects when light is incident on it. Sard which is commonly found in White, Colorless, Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Violet color, is Translucent in nature. It possess Waxy luster.

Sard Refractive Index

Optical properties of a Sard 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 Sard.

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 Sard refractive index is 1.535-1.539. Birefringence value for this gem is 0.008-0.010. So if you are searching for prominent Blue Gemstones, Sard gem is something not miss on, since it has been a favorite pick in the gem wearing community.