What is Hiddenite?
Hiddenite is a variety of spodumene that is often found in Brazil, Madagascar, and the United States. It’s primarily used as a gemstone and is popular for its green to yellow-green color.
Hiddenite is a unique gemstone that comes in shades of green to yellow-green. Its vibrant hue and unique appearance make it a popular choice for jewelry and decorative items, especially beads and pendants.
|Chemical Classification||Inorganic - Silicate (Spodumene)|
|Color||Ranges from pale green to a deeper emerald-like green.|
|Transparency||Typically transparent to translucent.|
|Occurrence||United States (North Carolina), Brazil, and Madagascar.|
|Formation||Hiddenite forms in granite pegmatites.|
|Mohs Hardness||6.5 - 7.|
|Specific Gravity||Approximately 3.15 - 3.21.|
|Diagnostic Properties||Green, a variety of spodumene.|
|Pleochroism||Strong; typically yellow-green and green.|
|Crystal System||Monoclinic (variety of Spodumene)|
|Optical Properties||Biaxial (-)|
|Refractive Index||1.660 - 1.676|
|2V angle||Measured: 58°|
|Dispersion||Not typically noted due to its color and transparency.|