What is Lepidolite?
Lepidolite is a lilac or rose-violet colored member of the mica group of minerals. It’s primarily found in Brazil, Russia, and parts of Africa. Lepidolite is often used as a gemstone and is a popular choice for jewelry due to its beautiful colors and spiritual significance.
Lepidolite is a lilac-colored gemstone known for its soothing and balancing properties. Its calming hues and shimmering appearance make it a popular choice for jewelry and decorative items. The stone is often used in rings, necklaces, and pendants.
|Chemical Classification||Inorganic - Silicate (Mica)|
|Color||Ranges from pink to purple, and sometimes gray or yellowish.|
|Luster||Vitreous to pearly.|
|Transparency||Translucent to opaque.|
|Occurrence||Brazil, Madagascar, and the United States.|
|Formation||Typically found in granite pegmatites.|
|Diaphaneity||Translucent to opaque|
|Specific Gravity||Approximately 2.8 to 3.3.|
|Diagnostic Properties||Pink to purple, flaky.|
|Pleochroism||Not noticeable due to its opacity.|
|Optical Properties||Biaxial (-)|
|Refractive Index||1.525 - 1.548|
|2V angle||Measured: 0° to 30°|
|Dispersion||Not typically relevant for lepidolite due to its opacity.|