Home > Gemology > Gemstones > Sphene




SPHENE

Overview:

Its name comes from the word "sphen" meaning "wedge shaped", as it normally occurs in wedge shaped crystals. Sphene is also alternatively called Titanite due to its titanium content. Sphene is predominantly green or yellowish-green, though occasionally it is found in pink, black or brown and every color of the rainbow mixed.

Usage:It is a stone that promotes enlightenment. It is used during meditation and rituals. It works to improve the mind and the processing of information.

It brings a gentleness to those who use it. It can also help us to reflect who we truly are and allows this light to shine brightly on everyone with whom you come into contact.

Physical Properties:

Sphene

Sphene Birthstone

Color
Brown to Yellow Color
Hardness
5 - 5.5
Specific Gravity
3.3 - 3.6
Refractive Index
1.84 - 2.11

Legend:

Sphene is a fairly unusual gemstone that until a very few years ago was virtually unknown to most jewelry

consumers. However, recent finds in Brazil and the Far East have brought more and more of the material to the

market which has resulted in an increased awareness of this gemstone.

Occurrence:

Mexico, Brazil, Canada, USA, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Switzerland, Italy, Pakistan and Russia.