What Is the Difference Between Translucent & Opaque Rubies?

Answer Translucent rubies are clear, extremely valuable and rare. Opaque rubies have so many inclusions that it is impossible to see through the stone. There are white, silky strands of the mineral rutile... Read More »

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The screen in a pinhole camera must be translucent rather than transparent or opaque Why?

A focusing screen in a pinhole camera? A pinhole camera is a box with a very small hole in one end of it and a piece of film in the other end. The screens in reflex cameras and in view ca... Read More »

How to Tell the Difference Between Rubies and Garnets?

Garnets and rubies both are gemstones, but rubies are rarer and more valuable than garnets. Garnets can be be found in a variety of colors; pyrope, almandine and andradite are the most common red g... Read More »

Are shell cameos translucent?

Shell cameos are translucent when held to light. This quality not only adds to their appeal, but makes it possible to detect flaws or damage in these often collectible items.Source:New England Anti... Read More »

Suggestions on translucent powder?

Try Ben Nye's Neutral Set Powder. It is a translucent setting powder. This makeup line is manufactured in the Philippines, and is available in your country. Ben Nye makeup has been around for a... Read More »