Caring for your Design Bay ring
Every effort is made to ensure your Design Bay ring is manufactured to the highest standard of quality, however all precious metals and gemstones should be treated with care and Design Bay rings are certainly no exception.
Each precious metal and gemstone has unique properties, mineral hardness being the indication of scratch resistance. Diamonds are rated as the most resilient, therefore it is understood why diamonds are a girl’s best friend! Mohs scale of mineral hardness rates the scratch resistance of a mineral on a scale of 1 to 10. The higher the number, the greater the resistance. Diamonds have the highest rating of 10, followed by sapphires and rubies at 9; emeralds, aquamarine, topaz and cubic zirconia at 8; amethyst and citrine are rated at 7. Sterling silver, gold and platinum are only rated between 2.5 to 4, meaning extra care must be taken.