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Synthetic Rutile (light grey) - 14.0 Carats - Grade A - Faceting Rough for Gem Cutting

Synthetic Rutile (light grey) - 14.0 Carats - Grade A - Faceting Rough for Gem Cutting

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14.0 Carats of Grade A Rutile rough for faceting and gemstone creation.

Synthetic rutile was first produced in 1948 and is sold under a variety of names. It can be produced from the titanium ore ilmenite through the Becher process. Very pure synthetic rutile is transparent and almost colorless, being slightly yellow, in large pieces. Synthetic rutile can be made in a variety of colors by doping. The high refractive index gives an adamantine luster and strong refraction that leads to a diamond-like appearance. The near-colorless diamond substitute is sold as "Titania", which is the old-fashioned chemical name for this oxide.
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Note: The color of the stone in the photo may vary slightly as not all computer monitors are calibrated the same.

Properties of Rutile by RGCrystals

Refractive index 2.61-2.9
Dispersion 0.28
Hardness (Mohs) 6.5
Density, g/cm3 4.27
Birefringence 0.296

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