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Fashionvictim

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I have a new Amethyst engagement ring I recieved on Saturday(which will be replaced with a diamond ring when we graduate college).

I''ve read its a 7 on the moh scale-as is an Emerald. I''ve read that Emeralds are not a good choice for an engagement ring because it cannot withstand daily wear. Is the same true with an Amethyst?

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riogems

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Your amethyst should do fine for daily wear. The mohs scale doesn''t have a lot to do with how well a gemstone will wear. It has to do with how hard it is to scratch.
 

movie zombie

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personally, i''d remove the ring while at home....i wouldn''t garden, wash dishes, clean house, etc. with it on. but i''d put it on each and every time i left the house even if it was to go to the garden center or a lumber yard. this is how i do it with my spessartite garnet.

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innerkitten

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That is good advice for any ring, I agree.I''m pretty hard on my rings and I used to wear them all the time, doing dishes etc. But I''ve had some stones come loose so now I''m a bit more careful. My wedding ring is still on all the time though.
 

Catmom

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I love amethysts and your ring is gorgeous. Just a note of caution though, and I have had this happen...........Do not wear your ring for an extended time in bright sunshine. Amethysts will fade in bright sunlight. I wouldn't want anything to happen to you lovely ring!

ETA: Also amethysts should not be cleaned in ultrasonic cleaners.
 

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color stones do not belong in an ultrasonic cleaner.

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