Sphene is a relatively unknown stone with a yellow, greenish-brown or red color. With a hardness of 5 to 5 ½ on the Mohs scale, it is a rather fragile stone, whose use in jewelry is quite complex.
Nevertheless, sphene has a very singular beauty: its brilliance is worthy of diamond, while it enjoys intense fire. This is due to a very strong dispersion, which causes colored reflections on the stones - these are the fires, observable especially on diamonds. It is usually a very pure stone.
Also called titanite because of its high chromium content, sphene is sometimes colored by chromium, just like ruby, emerald or alexandrite. When this is the case, its color is very close to the color of emerald - these are the most valuable sphenes. This stone came on the market relatively late, as it was only discovered in the 18th century.
Sphene is found in Austria, Brazil, Canada, the United States, Madagascar, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.
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