What is the Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness?

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The Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness is a well-known term in the jewelry world. It’s one of the critical variables to evaluate gemstone wearability.

The qualitative ordinal scale is used to determine a mineral’s resistance to scratch by comparing it with another mineral of a known or defined hardness.

When worn in jewelry pieces, gemstones are naturally exposed to damaging abrasion.