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:

  • 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.

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