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Toughness Scale [Was: Iolite]


#1

Iolite has a Moh’s hardness of 7, but only 6 on a toughness scale.
Hardness is the ability scratching, while toughness is the wearability of
the gem material.

Lance,
I have never heard of a toughness scale and would like to get a copy of
one. Is it listed anywhere on the net? In Oppi’s book?

Thanks.

Jill
@jandr
Jill Alessandra Jewelry
http://members.tripod.com/~jilk