It is named from the Greek for "stick", since its tetragonal crystals grow in columns. Scapolite has a vitreous luster and specimens displaying chatoyancy or the "cat's eye effect" are sometimes found. Deposits are found in Burma, Brazil, Canada, Madagascar and Tanzania.
What are some of the properties of cat's eye scapolite gemstones?
Scapolite is a sodium calcium aluminum silicate with a hardness of 5.5 to 6 on the Mohs scale.
What are good ways to use cat's eye scapolite gemstones?
The cat's eye effect is best seen when direct light hits the gemstone. Cat's Eye Scapolite gemstones look best when worn someplace that will get exposure to this type of lightings like a ring, brooch, or a pendant.
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