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Hardness and durability The hardness of minerals and gems  is measured on the Mohs scale. The numbers on this scale  are based on the relative ease or difficulty with which one particular mineral can be scratched by another. But the Mohs scale can be deceptive. The steps between each mineral are not evenly spaced. For example, diamond is only one number away from corundum, however, it is generally much harder than gems in the corundum family. Below : Amethyst jewellery including amethyst necklaces, earrings and amethyst bracelets&n..
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TYPES OF BERYL The beryl species has a great mix of gemstones which are all viewed as precious gems. They include the following: EMERALD - The colour of emerald varies  accordin.. Read More
TYPES OF TOURMALINE INDICOLITE - Indicolite covers all shades of blue tourmaline from blue- green turquoise colours to the strong blue of a sapphire. A lot of blue tourmaline is dark a.. Read More
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