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thecat

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Which is more durable for daily wear?

I read that above 7 mohs is alright for daily wear. Yet I read that gems like opal and jade pieces, though lower than 7, have withstand decades of daily wear too. I realise that maybe it's true to a certain extent mohs is a consideration for daily wear but there might be other factors at play too. Rather than delve into research on factors affecting durability, can I seek your experience on which among the 3 can withstand daily wear? By withstanding daily wear, I mean no scratches and lower chances of breaking. Thanks in advance for your help. :))

One other question, do all sapphires have mohs 9? Or are some 9 and some less than that due to different regions? Thank you :))
 

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Acinom

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I would say Chrysoberyl.

I have 1 topaz ring and two zircon rings and they look like new without any damage. I am not wearing them on a daily basis though.
 

Roger Dery

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thecat|1455460910|3990935 said:
qubitasaurus|1455439278|3990873 said:
I think this is a nuanced topic. I like Roger Dery's explanation, which can be found in this thread.
https://www.pricescope.com/communit...ecisive-factors.176872/#post-3220969#p3220969
I feel like he has a lifetime of experience, and it really shows throughout the thread.
Thank you. :)) This is exactly the type of info I'm looking for. I will stick with the recommended 4 then.
Does anyone have any idea if sapphires are all mohs 9?
It would be safe to say that ALL Rubies and Sapphires are 9 on the Mohs scale.
 

thecat

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Niel, Acinom, thanks for the advice. :))

Roger Dery|1455486296|3991110 said:
thecat|1455460910|3990935 said:
qubitasaurus|1455439278|3990873 said:
I think this is a nuanced topic. I like Roger Dery's explanation, which can be found in this thread.
https://www.pricescope.com/communit...ecisive-factors.176872/#post-3220969#p3220969
I feel like he has a lifetime of experience, and it really shows throughout the thread.
Thank you. :)) This is exactly the type of info I'm looking for. I will stick with the recommended 4 then.
Does anyone have any idea if sapphires are all mohs 9?
It would be safe to say that ALL Rubies and Sapphires are 9 on the Mohs scale.
Thank you Roger for sharing your experiences in the other thread. It was very helpful :appl:
 
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