Visual Effects in Beaded Gemstone Jewelry

Unusual Gemstone Beads With Schiller and Chatoyant Effects
Schiller is sheen or color change that seems to move across the surface of the bead.
Thin layers of different minerals within the gemstone create the effect as the bead moves and is seen from different directions.
Hypersthene and shadow stone have a silvery sheen.
Labradorite and spectrolite often show blue or yellow.
Moonstone usually flashes blue.

Chatoyancy is a cat’s eye effect. Small inclusions of other minerals in the gemstone create bands that move across the bead.
Tiger eye has parallel planes of different minerals that cause the lines and sheen.
This video shows schiller and chatoyant effects in beaded gemstone jewelry.

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