Written by: Sharon Wild
Diamonds are the hardest known natural material in the world.
The scale used to measure the hardness of natural materials is called the Mohs scale. Diamonds are measured as a hardness level of 10 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness. That’s the hardest there is and the top of the Mohs scale!
Diamonds are very precious, not only for their beauty, but also because of their practicality.
Diamonds are the best suited gemstone for these types of jewelry as diamonds are so very hard, which means that they can stand up to everyday wear better than any other gemstone.
The only thing that can scratch a diamond is another diamond. This makes diamonds such a fantastic choice, especially for engagement rings and wedding rings. As the diamonds do not scratch, diamond jewelry shines, magically disperses light and looks stunning over long periods of time.
The high quality diamonds, know as the gem quality standard of diamonds are used in jewelry.
The lower quality small diamonds, known as industrial grade diamonds, are used for industrial purposes. Because of the strength of diamonds, the industrial grade diamonds have been used for cutting and grinding industrial tools. The industrial diamonds can wear away any other materials, including other diamonds!