The term triphane originated as another name for spodumene, but more recently has been used in reference to colorless to light yellow transparent spodumene. Triphane's name is derived from a Greek term meaning 'three aspects', due to its distinctive trichroism.
- Optical Properties
- Characteristic Physical Properties
- Chemistry & Crystallography
Strength: Weak Fire Value: 0.017
Doubly Refractive (DR)
Trichroic, Various shades of body color if visible
Triphane is a type I clarity stone. Stones might contain growth and etch tubes, healing cracks, liquid and multi-phase inclusions.
Perfect, in two directions
lithium aluminum silicate
Teradora(TM), Yellow Spodumene
Countries of Origin
Afghanistan; Unknown; United States of America; Brazil
Gentle care. Prolonged exposure to light, especially UV and sunlight, will cause fading. Some stones cleave or fracture easily. Wear with care.