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