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
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; Comoros; Finland; South Africa; Peru; Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of); Germany; Tanzania, United Republic Of; Fiji; Viet Nam; Guinea; Chad; Somalia; Madagascar; Thailand; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Equatorial Guinea; Libya; Sweden; Malawi; Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha; Poland; Bulgaria; Syrian Arab Republic; Cook Islands; Sri Lanka; United Arab Emirates; 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); 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; Russian Federation; Czechia; United States of America; Egypt; Sierra Leone; Saudi Arabia; Pakistan; China; Ireland; Slovakia; France; Lithuania; Serbia; Kyrgyzstan; Cote D'Ivoire; Romania; Niger; Philippines; Rwanda; Uzbekistan; Bangladesh; Norway; Denmark; Dominican Republic; Mexico; Uganda; Zimbabwe; Greenland; Indonesia
Titanite is a soft stone, so be mindful of scratching.