Difference between revisions of "Optical properties of gemstones"

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The way in which the behavior of light is affected by gemstones is important because this leads to:
 
The way in which the behavior of light is affected by gemstones is important because this leads to:
* Practical considerations about the way and shapes in which gemstones are cut, in order to display their beauty to the best advantage
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* Practical considerations about the way and shapes in which gemstones are cut, in order to display their beauty to the best advantage.
 
* The observation and measurement of that behavior as a means of identification of gemstones.
 
* The observation and measurement of that behavior as a means of identification of gemstones.
  
  
 
In diagram: [[Image:Diagram1.png|left]]
 
In diagram: [[Image:Diagram1.png|left]]

Revision as of 18:09, 26 November 2006

The way in which the behavior of light is affected by gemstones is important because this leads to:

  • Practical considerations about the way and shapes in which gemstones are cut, in order to display their beauty to the best advantage.
  • The observation and measurement of that behavior as a means of identification of gemstones.


In diagram:
Diagram1.png