On the Mohs Hardness Scale, a diamond is ranked at a ’10’ as the toughest stone on the scale. This test is very important in identifying mineral specimens and is crucial to identifying diamonds. Being that a diamond is ranked as the toughest on Mohs Hardness Scale, the only way a #diamond can be scratched is if it is scratched by a #diamond.
Therefore, if you find signs of scratches or abrasions on your stone it is a good indicator that you do not have a real diamond.
The images below are scratched Cubic Zirconia’s. This is an example of a stone that is not a #diamond, but can be confused as one.
Be sure to store your #diamond away from other diamonds to prevent scratches. While diamonds are strong, they are also brittle, so try not to expose your diamond to sharp objects. While there is much information and advice on how to authenticate your diamond, be sure to consult a trained gemologist for proper analysis.
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