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(Minerals) (of minerals, such as moonstone) having or emitting a milky or bluish iridescence
[C19: from adular(ia) + -escent]
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24, as museum docent and gemologist Sakina Bharani discusses the different light effects in gems that create phenomena such as stars, cat's eyes, adularescence
white diamond, jade or opal) or the blue adularescence
of moonstone, but luminescence is also a scattering phenomenon.
Its special feature: the adularescence
phenomenon, which occurs when the stone moves.