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Tortoiseshell and Titanite Sphene Optical Properties

1 Optical Properties
1.1 Luster
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1.2 Pleochroism
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Green stones strong trichroism: typically colorless greenish yellow brownish to yellow;
1.3 Dispersion
Albite Optical ..
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Rank: N/A (Overall)
0.05
Rank: 9 (Overall)
Fluorite Optical Properties
1.4 Transparency
Gemmological Tables (2004)
Transparent, Translucent
1.5 Refractive Index
1.540-1.560
1.843-2.110
1.6 Optic Character
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1.7 Crystal System
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1.8 Birefringence
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0.100-0.192
1.9 Clarity
OpaqueUlrich Henn and Claudio C. Milisenda
Transparent

Tortoiseshell and Titanite Sphene Optic Character

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

Tortoiseshell and Titanite Sphene Transparency

Similar to their colors, Tortoiseshell and Titanite Sphene 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, Tortoiseshell is Gemmological Tables (2004) while Tortoiseshell is Gemmological Tables (2004) in appearance.