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Rutile and Amethyst Optical Properties

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1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Adamantine
Vitreous
1.2 Pleochroism
Weak to distinct brownish red-green-yellow
None
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
0.01
Rank: 27 (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Transparent, Translucent
Transparent, Transparent to translucent
1.5 Refractive Index
2.609-2.903
1.544-1.553
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
tetragonal
Trigonal
1.8 Birefringence
0.296
0.009
1.9 Clarity
Transparent
Transparent

Rutile and Amethyst Optic Character

Rutile and Amethyst optical properties play a significant role while distinguishing these gemstones from each other. These properties are influenced by the Rutile and Amethyst Physical Properties like crystallographic symmetry, pleochroism,etc. in the crystal. Some of the optical properties are refractive index, luster, optic character, pleochroism etc. Prominent among these is Rutile and Amethyst optic character. You might have noticed your gemologist rotating the gemstone while testing it. Rotating a gemstone along its optic axis helps in determining its optic character.

Rutile and Amethyst Transparency

Similar to their colors, Rutile and Amethyst transparency can also be used as criteria for their primary identification. Although transparency cannot be the only criteria for gemstone identification, it can efficiently used in gemstone grading. Talking about their transparency, Rutile is Translucent and Transparent while Rutile is Translucent and Transparent in appearance.

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