Tigers Eye
Tigers Eye


Optical Properties of Tigers Eye

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
1.2 Pleochroism
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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
1.8 Birefringence
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1.9 Clarity
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Tigers Eye Luster

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

Tigers Eye luster is the quantity of light the crystal reflects when light is incident on it. Tigers Eye which is commonly found in Yellow, Brown color, is Opaque in nature. It possess Silky luster.

Tigers Eye Refractive Index

Optical properties of a Tigers Eye 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 Tigers Eye.

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 Tigers Eye refractive index is 1.534-1.540. So if you are searching for prominent Gems for Leo, Tigers Eye gem is something not miss on, since it has been a favorite pick in the gem wearing community.

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