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Reply To: sapphire or quartz?which is toughest?

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Yes you are right I was looking at Hardness, but considering neither of these gems have perfect cleavage and neither are prone to chipping easily, one would think that because sapphire is a lot harder then it does not wear as quickly as quartz. Toughness in this case really does not rate in either of these gemstones. Where something like Jade it does.
once again hope this helps


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