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Optical Properties of Wavellite

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Vitreous, Resinous, Pearly
1.2 Pleochroism
Weak
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Gems
1.5 Refractive Index
1.518-1.561
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
Orthorhombic
1.8 Birefringence
0.025
1.9 Clarity
Gems

Wavellite Luster

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

Wavellite luster is the quantity of light the crystal reflects when light is incident on it. Wavellite which is commonly found in Green, Yellow, Brown, White, Colorless, Blue, Brownish, Black color, is Gems in nature. It possess Pearly, Resinous and Vitreous luster.

Wavellite Refractive Index

Optical properties of a Wavellite 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 Wavellite.

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 Wavellite refractive index is 1.518-1.561. Birefringence value for this gem is 0.025. So if you are searching for prominent Green Gemstones, Wavellite gem is something not miss on, since it has been a favorite pick in the gem wearing community.