Sphene is sometimes known as “Titanite”, due to its titanium content, its colour is generally yellow or green, but can occur as a darkish grey, brown or even black.
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The gem is transparent to translucent in appearance and can often feature the most amazing adamantine lustre, or surface shine.
Sphene has fire greater than that of even Diamonds and comes alive when set into jewellery, where natural movement gives the gem an opportunity to really sparkle. Its double refraction enables the light that travels through the gem to be split into two directions, creating an exceptional array of colours.