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Mohs Hardness Scale: Uses of Hardness Test

Mohs Hardness Scale: Uses of Hardness Test

Performing a hardness test to know the hardness value of a material or any mineral specimen is essential in many areas of study or work. In identifying the hardness of specimens, the Mohs Hardness Test is mainly used and mostly favored by many because it is readily available and the procedure is quite effective, simple, and easy to perform in a fieldwork, a laboratory, or the classroom.
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Mohs Hardness Testing Procedure

Mohs Hardness Testing Procedure

When doing a test for hardness, you are analyzing a specimen’s resistance to scratch or abrasion.
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Mohs Hardness Scale: Hardness Comparison

Mohs Hardness Scale: Hardness Comparison

The hardness of a mineral is grounded on its capability to noticeably scrape another kind of mineral and its resistance to being scraped or scratched. 
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Mohs Hardness Scale: History and Background

Mohs Hardness Scale: History and Background

The Mohs Hardness Scale was introduced by Friedrich Mohs. Born in Gernrode, Germany
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Mohs Hardness Scale: Introduction

Mohs Hardness Scale: Introduction

Mohs Hardness Scale is one of the most significant tests used to identify, classify and gauge the hardness of mineral samples. 
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Physical Properties of Moissanite Stone

Physical Properties of Moissanite Stone

What makes Moissanite stones great alternatives to diamonds? Let's take a look at the physical properties of these precious stones to know what specifically sets them apart from the rest. 
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HISTORY OF MOISSANITE

HISTORY OF MOISSANITE

Moissanite is a great discovery that made contributions in the jewelry business. Dr. Henri Moissan takes credit of the discovery and later the rare gemstone is named after him. 
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Introduction to Moissanite Stones

Introduction to Moissanite Stones

Diamond usually takes the center stage of elegant jewelry pieces. But do you know that there are alternative stones that can make an engagement ring equally as elegant and beautiful?
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Understanding Lab Grown Diamonds or Man Made Diamonds

Understanding Lab Grown Diamonds or Man Made Diamonds

Lab grown or man made diamonds are made of genuine carbon atoms. They are arranged in the characteristic of a diamond crystal structure. Lab grown diamonds have the same physical and chemical properties because they are made from the same material that makes a natural diamond. 
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Famous Diamonds

Famous Diamonds

The fascination of diamonds spans the globe from South African mines to the sorting rooms of London. Diamond is taken from the Greek word “adamas” which means indestructible. Diamonds are older than the dinosaurs and harder than any material on earth. Diamonds are prized for their toughness, their ability to withstand heat, and the mysterious light they emit.
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