Post # 1
Sapphire , ruby, diamond, ect. Girls do you notice surface scratchee on your stone surface. I’ve had my engagement ring for a year and a half and notice surface scratches. It could just be me because my center sapphire is huge (why I notice) but have any of you noticed the same on any of your stones?
Post # 3
Nope. I haven’t seen any scratches on my moissanite. I did, however, hit it kinda lightly one day against a wooden desk and it smashed in on one side. I talked to the company and the owner said I probably hit it exactly at the right angle for that to have happened. The stone got replaced though. But here’s what it looked like:
Other than that nightmare, I’ve not seen a scratch on my moissanite, or my sapphire promise ring. How bad are your scratches?
Post # 4
No, still an unmarked surface like brand new (diamond), and I expect it to stay that way, as it can only be scratched by other diamonds. However, depending on how you store your jewelry, that can happen, like if you threw your diamond studs and engagement ring in the same jewelry box together. Gems should always be stored carefully!
Post # 5
I’ve had mine a little over a year now (sapphire), and no scratches. I don’t wear it every day, though, and I keep it stored in its ring box where it won’t come into contact with anything else.
Now the platinum my rings are made of? Those are scratched to hell in spite of gentle wearing.
Post # 6
What I’m talking about arent deep scratches but scratches you can see with a glare on the top of the stone. And only a sapphire or a diamond can scratch a diamond.
Post # 7
Had mine for 3 years and haven’t noticed any scratches…
Post # 8
@BrittanyE: A sapphire actually can’t scratch a diamond. A sapphire is a 9 on the mohs scale, and a diamond is a 10. A sapphire can scatch an emerald, a moissanite can scratch a sapphire, and a diamond can scratch a moissanite. Nothing on earth is harder than diamond.
To OP, I’ve had my moissanite for around 9 months and it looks like the first day I got it.
Post # 9
@Kat: OOPS I said that wrong I ment only a sapphire or diamond can scratch a diamond I know all of this I work at a jewelry store. I just wanna know if any of you have this same problem I find it peculiar. Although sapphires aren’t as hard as diamonds they should only scratch by a sapphire diamond or moissanite (which I’m not around). It shouldn’t chack or chip because the thoughness durability rates higher than diamond, but I do see surface scratches when I see a glare.
Post # 10
@BrittanyE: I have one (or a few). I thought I was the only one.
Post # 11
I have a natural alexandrite 3 stone ring n sadly have scratches Its softer than a sapphire though. No scratches on my diamonds. The hardest natural gemstone is diamond, followed bysapphire.Regarding man made “stones”-moissanite is harder than cz.