Tag: rutile

A Writers Guide to Cat’s Eye

Cat’s eye, or cymophane, is a translucent yellowish chrysoberyl that exhibits chatoyancy, a luminous streak of reflected light that’s perpendicular to the direction of the fibers. This is brought about by many parallel, featherlike fluid inclusions or needle-like inclusions of rutile. The most sought after is the milk and honey variety. It’s a honey-colored stone with a milky […]

A Writers Guide to Topaz

Topaz is a silicate mineral of aluminium and fluorine. Pure topaz is colorless and transparent, although it’s often tinted by impurities creating colors such as wine, yellow, pale gray, reddish-orange, blue, brown, white, pale green, blue, gold, pink, and reddish-yellow. Orange topaz is known as precious topaz. Imperial topaz is yellow, pink, or pink-orange. Brazilian Imperial […]

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