Originally Posted by evor1
gemstone durability? is this a joke?
No. They are generally fairly fragile. If you bang them up against something casually, a scratch, chip, or crack is not impossible. That's why when you buy softer stones, like emeralds and rubies, you have to make sure you're not buying one that's been 'repaired'. In all this diamonds-are-the-devil talk, people forget that diamonds do
have some inherently unique qualities.