(Closed) What stone do you have, what's the hardness & how's it holding up?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What's the hardness of your stone? Choose all that apply.
    10 (diamond) : (128 votes)
    55 %
    9.5 (asha) : (5 votes)
    2 %
    9.25 ( moissanite) : (42 votes)
    18 %
    9 (ruby, sapphire, alexandrite, chrysoberyl) : (26 votes)
    11 %
    8.5 (non-asha cubic zirconia) : (5 votes)
    2 %
    8 (aquamarine, emerald, topaz, morganite) : (13 votes)
    6 %
    7 (amethyst, citrine, garnet, peridot, tanzanite, tourmaline) : (14 votes)
    6 %
    6 ( turquoise) : (0 votes)
    5 (apatite, obsidian) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
    188 posts
    Blushing bee

    @bunnyharriet:  I have a topaz and diamond rings (non e-rings) and the topaz I’ve worn daily for years with no cracks or scratches. The diamond is the same (though I don’t wear it every day.

    My moms diamond and ruby jewelry are all still perfect too.

    Post # 5
    734 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I have a sapphire. Its a 9.

    No issues so far. I wear it every day. I dropped it on some very hard kitchen floor (it literally flew out of my hand… some nice force behind that fall, haha) and even though a diamond did pop out, the sapphire was unharmed. =)

    Post # 8
    480 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    My e ring is diamonds, and I’ve had it for a year, and there are no scratches, cracks, chips, lost stones etc. I wear it every day, and have bumped it quite a few times (I’m super clumsy) Embarassed and wear it to work in an Early Childhood Centre, and on my practicums for my Early Childhood Degree. It still looks as good as it did when Fiance first gave it to me Laughing I also have 2 diamond RHRs, which I also wear on a daily basis. One is my grannys e ring, which is about 50 years old, and the stone still shines, has no cracks, scratches, chips etc. The other RHR is about 12 years old (also previously belonged to my granny) and its diamonds are also still in perfect condition.

    I have a topaz RHR and bracelet. I got the ring in 2009, and the bracelet in 2010. I wear these on a daily basis too, and both of the stones are still fine with no scratches, chips, cracks etc

    I have an amethyst RHR which is about 25-30 years old (I’m not exactly sure) which belonged to my great grandmother. It has 2 small chips on it, which are really hard to see (they’re about the size of a full stop). It is also worn on a daily basis, and still shines perfectly.

    I have an untreated, navy sapphire pendant (given to me from my grandmothers friend) which is about 20 years old. It has no chips, cracks, etc.

    I have a few CZ pendants, rings and earrings, which I find have become cloudy and scratched after about 5 years. 

    I have a few pearl earrings and pendants, which become a bit dull looking after a few years, and which scratch really easily.


    Post # 9
    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I have a morganite in a really delicate setting, it isn’t protected by halo or anything and only has 4 little prongs. 

    I’m klutz-o-rama to the max and have dropped it on the tile floor, cement, banged it against the wall, doors, you name it… I haven’t had it long but have I ever put it through its paces in the short few months!! 


    To be honest I’m sort of waiting for the time to come so I can replace it with a slightly more vibrant coloured stone, probably another deeper coloured morganite. Mine has hardly any colour at all, we mostly bought it for the setting. No luck yet 😛 

    Post # 10
    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Mine is a white gold band with a  Aqua stone which is a 8. I have worn it for 8 monthes and banged it and dropped it still looks great.

    Post # 11
    855 posts
    Busy bee

    I have a bezel set carnelian which is 6-7 on the Maid/Matron of Honor scale.

    It was my mum’s and it’s around 30 years old.

    It’s still 100% perfect. I wear it all the time (though not today to take a pic – grr!) and I’ve never had any issues with it. It’s quite an opaque stone naturally, though, so I wouldn’t be able to see any clouding!

    Post # 12
    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’ve only had my diamond ering for two months, so of course it’s basically brand new.

    However, I have some gemstone RHRs. The peridot (7) is scratched, and I don’t wear it that much because I’m not crazy about the setting. The opal (5.5-6) I wore more often and it is looking kind of dull on top, but opal isn’t really a shiny polished gemstone so it isn’t quite as obvious.


    @deucesarewild1:  Your ring is gorgeous- I don’t think I’ve seen it before! It reminds me of mine but your twist is more open. I just love twist settings.

    Post # 13
    6355 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I have a diamond engagement ring that is in perfect condition except a few light scratches in the gold on my palm side, but of course it’s only been a few months.

    I also have a garnet ring with diamond sidestones I wore all the time when I was younger. I was pretty careless with it and wore it daily for at least two years straight. It is still just fine! I think it may be aided by the garnet being cabochon rather than faceted.

    Post # 15
    339 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    1 ct moissanite (so 9.25), been wearing it for a year and two months, and it looks exactly the same as the day I got it.


    ETA: I’m also VERY hard on my ring, I almost never take it off (I shower with it on, sleep with it on, cook with it, make bread, handle hamburger meat, hike, climb mountains, etc…I  literally don’t ever take it off). The white gold is scratched a tiny bit on the bezel itself from banging it on things, but the stone is 100% perfect.

    Post # 16
    2606 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Yellow citrine, 7ish, a few minor scratches on the table, plan to upgrade eventually.

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