Phenomenal Gems – Unique Phenomena in Gemstones
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What Are Phenomenal Gems?
Some optical effects in gemstones, such as color, brilliance, dispersion, and birefringence, can be quite impressive. However, not all optical effects are considered phenomenal. A few gems do things with light that may seem magical. These are called phenomenal gems. Some of the most well-known examples in this category are opals with their fabulous play of color, alexandrites that change color, and star sapphires. This article covers these and more phenomenal effects as …