|Color||Yellow, yellowish-green, green, brownish-green, brown|
|Crystal Habit||Flattened wedge-shaped crystals, also massive|
|Hardness||5 - 5.5 Mohs scale|
|Specific gravity||3.52 - 3.54|
|Refractive index||1.843 - 2.110|
|Birefringence||0.100 - 0.192|
Sphene, commonly known as Titanite is a wedge-shaped
flattened crystal. This is massive in size. Sphene is calcium rich metamorphic
rock. Its color range is brown, green, yellow and black apart from these,
colors like pink, red, orange are the rare specimens found. It is composed of
aluminum, impurities of iron and cerium, yttrium and manifold earth metals. It
is often confused with Sphalerite while examining the lustrous nature of the
stone. Sphene is much harder than Sphalerite and it produces an odor of Sulphur
during a streak test. It can be identified by its high lustrous and high
refractive index. Sphene is one of the highest dispersion displaying mineral,
which is even higher than the diamond. Earlier it was less available in the jewelry
market because it is fragile as a ring stone and the commercial quantities of a
reliable supply of stones have not been evolved properly. But nowadays they can
be worn as a jewelry if you want. Sphene as gemstones ranging over 5 karats is
Use and purpose:
helps in crystal clear thinking by extinguishing stress and dizziness.
in boosting mental state by making it more alert and active.
good vibration in the body and helps in retaining the creativity of one.
in meditation since it emits the Christ consciousness rays within the crown
in maintaining the stability and balance of whole mind and body system.
one to represent in an organized way.
is a mind and soul healer gemstone.
opens the thought pores to absorb new information.
and helps in proper functioning of the mind eliminating the nervousness.
This gemstone is less known by people but still has
emerged as a popular trading stone because of its unusual optical
characteristics. The rare specimens are highly valued in the gem trade