did you know?
Did you know that diamond 💎is one of the hardest substances on earth?It is so hard it ranks as a 10 out of 10 on the Mohs scale–the highest level of hardness.
The hardness of a stone indicates the stone’s resistance to scratching or how the surface of the gem will respond to contact with a sharp point.The more durable a gem is, the more suitable it is for use in frequently worn jewelry.
Introduced in 1822, the scale originated when Friedrich Mohs (pronounced MOZE) chose ten minerals and assigned numbers to them based on the relative ease or difficulty with which one can be scratched by another. His studies resulted in the scale below, which is still used today.