Behind The Scenes - MOHS Scale
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 by GARY AT CHUPI
We have always loved using beautiful gemstones to help bring colour and sparkle to a number of our rings, necklaces and earrings. Our current range includes a wide range of gemstone pieces, from classics like our Beauty In The Wild ring and the multi-stone Dew Drop In The Wild, to our more recent collections such as our Twinkle In The Wild necklace and earring range, we use a wide selection of gorgeous colourful gemstones from topaz to lemon quartz.
The hardness & strength of gemstones are measured by using a system called the MOHS scale. Developed in 1892 by Friedrich Mohs, a German mineralogist, it characterises gemstones according to their ability to be scratched by another gemstone. The MOHS scale is highly relevant for field geologists, who use the scale to roughly identify minerals using scratch kits. It's a really good thing to keep in mind when you are looking for a new sparkler to add to your collection. Diamonds are at the top at 10 as almost nothing can damage them, with super strong Emeralds, Amethyst, Citrine & Quartz at a 7.