Having stones set onto finger nail jewellery to enhance its light and sparkle is
easier said than done. Like mentioned in Finger nail jewellery and Metal we always need to remember and consider the every day strain that finger nail jewellery will be exposed to.
The stones used need to have a hard and resistant character to withstand a lot of contact.
Here we use the Mohs scale of mineral hardness which describes the scratch resistance of various minerals. It was created in 1812 by the German geologist and mineralogist Friedrich Mohs.
Using the Mohs scale and transferring this onto the known Gems/Minerals, we quickly see what can be used for jewellery that is constantly subjected to considerable abuse. Reaching into a wallet, pocket or handbag and making contact with coins, keys or makeup products can and will leave their mark with time.
In our collection we use primarily diamonds (brilliant cut) rubies, sapphires. As one can see on the scale, these stones are the hardest and most durable.