Jewelry Education

Gemstones

MOHS SCALE

The Mohs scale ranks gemstone hardness on a scale of 1 (softest) to 10 (hardest). The Mohs hardness of a mineral is determined by observing whether its surface is scratched by a substance of known or defined hardness.

 

DIAMONDS are the hardest gemstone in nature and rated 10 in mohs scale.

TOURMALINE 

 

(MOHS SCALE: 7 / 7.5)

Tourmaline is a dark colored stone with deep pink to
redcolors. Stones made with tourmaline are utterly
unique, their deep ruby color sets them on fire!

 

EMERALD

 

(MOHS SCALE: 7.5 / 8)
Emeralds are all about their vibrant green color. An emerald
is a classic choice for an engagement ring as it contains many
exciting inclusions, or rather beautiful imperfections which
make each stone truly one-of-a-kind.

 

RUBY

 

(MOHS SCALE: 9)
Ruby is the gemstone of queens, a rich warm red with a fiery
glow within. Rubies glow an with intense color and have
long been associated with love, the perfect gemstone for an
engagement ring or wedding band.

 

MORGANITE

 

(MOHS SCALE: 7.5 / 8)
Morganite is a beautiful blush pink gemstone from the Beryl
family which includes emerald and aquamarine. Morganites
make for a gorgeous alternative to a traditional diamond in
an engagement ring with their champagne sparkle.

 

MOONSTONE

 

 

(MOHS SCALE: 6 / 6.5)
This gem bears its name from its blue colour which
reflects a silvery play of tones that appear like phases
of the moon when light shines on it.

 

AQUAMARINE

 

(MOHS SCALE: 7.5 / 8)
Aquamarine is a sparkling, light blue coloured
gemstone. Aquamarine is 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale,
which means that it has a high level of toughness and
this generally protects it from scratches.

 

CITRINE

 

(MOHS SCALE: 7)
Citrine is the golden variety of quartz. Its attractive
colour, plus the durability and affordability it shares
with most other quartz stones, makes it the top
selling golden gem.