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Titanite and Chalcedony Optical Properties

1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
Subadamantine, Resinous
Vitreous
1.2 Pleochroism
Strong: X = nearly colorless; Y = yellow to green; Z = red to yellow-orange
AbsentWalter Schumann
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
None
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Not Available
Translucent, Translucent to opaque
1.5 Refractive Index
1.885-1.990
1.530-1.543
1.6 Optic Character
Not Available
Not Available
1.7 Crystal System
monoclinic
Trigonal
1.8 Birefringence
0.105-0.135
0.003-0.009
1.9 Clarity
Not Available
Translucent

Titanite and Chalcedony Optic Character

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

Titanite and Chalcedony Transparency

Similar to their colors, Titanite and Chalcedony 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, Titanite is Not Available while Titanite is Not Available in appearance.