Diamonds are the hardest substances on earth, in fact, the diamonds and diamond dust to cut diamonds. Other gemstones are hard, but not as hard as diamond. Diamonds and other gemstones are measured by the Mohs scale. Construction of 10 (hardest) to 1 (most). Is somewhat arbitrary and not linear. The range is 9-10 higher than those between 8 and minerals 9.Harder naturally tend to have more durable and not easily scratched. Are a good choice for jewelry because of its ability to make changes in the elements, or resist arbitrary zero or shock. Talc, with a Mohs hardness of 1, the softest mineral and can be scratched with a fingernail.

Quartz is the most common gem mineral (citrine, amethyst) and ranges between 7 and above. Rubies and sapphires are nearly as hard as diamond, with a scale of 9 on the Mohs scale.

People mistakenly believe that diamonds are indestructible, and it's not true! Pliny the Elder in his Natural History said that "these stones are subjected to the anvil, and at once so far withstanding that the recovery of iron and the split very hard place." The intention is, however, you will probably break the diamond, rather than the anvil!

Many diamonds to cut notches, to avoid scratches and damage. Apart from the princess cut, a square diamond with sharp corners, most corners of square diamonds rounded. A sticking point of a diamond-shaped square or rectangular, accidentally lost to a surface and a chip or a scratch.

Your diamond should be protected in a velvet soft lined case when you wear it. Do you have the configuration of the periodic inspection and stone were checked by a professional. Your diamond is an investment not only in money, but a necessary investment in yourself or your relationship and of little value of care to keep forever!

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