Everyone collecting or buying gemstones knows that some are not so hard as others. Gemstone’s hardness in gauged through Mohs scale. On Mohs scale gemstones is ranked on a scale of 1 to 10. It’s also a fact that majority of the people don’t know what Mohs scale does really mean. The hardness of the gemstone is mistakenly considered the key of its durability. In this article, I‘ll try to sort out some confusions about the hardness of gemstone.
To gauge the hardness or resistance against scratch of many minerals, German mineralogist Friedrich Mohs developed a scale in 1822 and later this scale was named as Moh’s scale. This scale was based on ten readily available minerals. Moh scale is a position showing scale and you have to put two minerals on comparison to know what mineral is comparatively hard.