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Star Sapphire and Sodalite Optical Properties

1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Not Available
Greasy
1.2 Pleochroism
Not Available
AbsentWalter Schumann
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
0.02
Rank: 21 (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Transparent, Translucent
Transparent, Translucent, Opaque
1.5 Refractive Index
1.758-1.780
1.478-1.488
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
Not Available
cubic
1.8 Birefringence
0.007-0.010
Not Available
1.9 Clarity
Transparent
Transparent

Star Sapphire and Sodalite Optic Character

Star Sapphire and Sodalite optical properties play a significant role while distinguishing these gemstones from each other. These properties are influenced by the Star Sapphire and Sodalite 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 Star Sapphire and Sodalite 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.

Star Sapphire and Sodalite Transparency

Similar to their colors, Star Sapphire and Sodalite 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, Star Sapphire is Translucent and Transparent while Star Sapphire is Translucent and Transparent in appearance.