Calcite use in jewellery
Calcite is a fairly soft and fragile gemstone therefore it is not common to be used in most of the jewellery designs and it is a collector's stone. However it can be used in protected designs including earrings, pendants or brooches. Calcite is not recommended to be used for gemstone rings. The softness of the calcite on the other hand, makes it very suitable mineral for gemstone carvings and ornamental designs. Shop from our amazon-powered store Here, or alternatively shop directly from amazon.com
Calcite Gemstone treatment and care
Calcite is usually treated by coating with colorless substances to improve the surface uniformity. Calcite gemstone should not be cleaned in ultrasonic cleaners. Calcite is very sensitive to temperature changes therefore it should not be stored in an environment with sudden temperature changes. Calcite gemstone is a relatively soft gemstone and it can easily be scratched therefore it should be stored separately from other gemstones. The gemstone should not come into contact with cosmetics, hairspray, perfume or household chemicals.
Calcite use in industry
Calcite is widely used in industry. it is used as the raw material for all quicklime (calcium oxide) and cement. Calcite mineral is also used to manufacture glass and steel.
Calcite Basic Properties Table
|Chemical Formula|| Calcium carbonate
|Color||Colorless, yellow, orange, gold|
|Hardness||3 on the Mohs scale|
|Refractive Index||1.486 to 1.658|
||Perfect, conchoidal fracture|
|Specific Gravity (SG)
||Transparent to translucent|
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