Titanite gets its name from the titanium in its chemical makeup. Gem quality material is known as sphene. The crystals form as wedge shapes and twinning is common. The color can range from yellow to red, brown, brownish, or yellowish green to green, and black. Specimens can have adamantine luster and high dispersion. Titanite has a high birefringence.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
Countries of Origin
Niger (the); Papua New Guinea; Angola; Cambodia; Kazakhstan; Paraguay; Portugal; Greece; Mongolia; Morocco; Unknown; Mali; Panama; Guatemala; Guyana; Chile; Nepal; Argentina; Ghana; Zambia; India; Canada; Turkey; Belgium; Namibia; Finland; South Africa; Peru; Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of); Germany; Tanzania, United Republic Of; United Arab Emirates (the); Fiji; Viet Nam; Guinea; Chad; Somalia; Madagascar; Thailand; Cook Islands (the); Equatorial Guinea; Libya; Sweden; Malawi; Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha; Russian Federation (the); Poland; Bulgaria; Syrian Arab Republic; Sri Lanka; Kenya; Switzerland; Spain; Djibouti; Azerbaijan; Cuba; Burkina Faso; Mauritania; Congo (the Democratic Republic of the); Australia; Tajikistan; Myanmar; Cameroon; Malaysia; Iceland; Oman; Armenia; Gabon; Austria; Mozambique; El Salvador; Korea (the Republic of); Brazil; Algeria; Cabo Verde; Jersey; Slovenia; Colombia; Ecuador; Iran (Islamic Republic of); United States of America (the); Hungary; Republic of Kosovo; Japan; Belarus; Taiwan (Province of China); Bolivia (Plurinational State of); New Zealand; Senegal; Micronesia (Federated States of); Italy; Antarctica; Ethiopia; Haiti; Afghanistan; Burundi; Czechia; Egypt; Sierra Leone; Saudi Arabia; Pakistan; China; Ireland; Slovakia; France; Lithuania; Serbia; Kyrgyzstan; Comoros (the); United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the); Cote D'Ivoire; Romania; Rwanda; Dominican Republic (the); Uzbekistan; Bangladesh; Norway; Denmark; Mexico; Uganda; Zimbabwe; Philippines (the); Greenland; Indonesia
Titanite is a soft stone, so be mindful of scratching.