Color Change Glass | Gemopedia

This man-made jewel is unique in that is displays the optical phenomenon of color change. Although this is not a natural phenomenon, it is an affordable alternative to rare and expensive color change gems, such as alexandrite. You can observe color change in this jewel by viewing it interchangeably in natural and incandescent light.
Alternate
Names
Zandrite
Colors
Green To Pink, Blue To Lavender

Color Change Glass Classification

Common Name

Color Change Glass

Species

Glass

Variety

Zandrite

Colors

Green To Pink, Blue To Lavender

Alternate Names

Zandrite

Gemstone Groups

Key Separations

RI, color change, magnification and warm to touch

Comments

Zandrite RI typically 1.532

Color Change Glass Optical Properties

Transparency

Transparent

Refractive Index

1.47-1.7
Tolerance:can go OTL

Birefringence

Optic Character

NA

Optic Sign

NA

Polariscope Reaction

Singly Refractive (SR) With ADR

Fluorescence

SWUV:
LWUV:

CCF Reaction

Pleochroism

None

Dispersion

Comments

Color Change Glass Chemistry & Crystallography

Chemical Name

Silica

Chemical Formula

Synthesis

Crystal System

NA

Classification

Nature

Simulant

Crystallinity

Amorphous

Comments

Color Change Glass Characteristic Physical Properties

Hardness

5-6

Streak

Specific Gravity

2.3-4.5

Toughness

Poor

Inclusions

Color change glass can have mold marks, concave facets, rounded facet edges and display the orange peel effect. Glass stones often have gas bubbles, flow lines and they might show cavities on the surface.

Luster

Vitreous

Stability

Fracture

Conchoidal

Cleavage

None

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