Morganites are the stones of unconditional love.  Morganites are a necessity for all pieces of jewellery.  Incredibly beautiful and precious, morganite is a gorgeous natural gemstone.  Unconventional, its delicate colour makes morganite a timeless classic.

A fun piece of history: Morganite was named after American financier and gem enthusiast J. P. Morgan (1837–1913).  George Kunz, then Tiffany’s coloured stone specialist and a noted gem scholar, proposed the name in 1910 after examining early samples of the beautiful pink beryl from Madagascar.

Morganite is a delicate pastel pink to purplish pink (“rose”), a yellowish pink (“peach”) or an orangy pink (“salmon”) variety of beryl.  Morganite is a mineral species that also includes emerald and aquamarine and also beryls in other colours. The colour is caused by traces of manganese. Strong hues in morganite are rare, and gems usually must be large to achieve the finest color.

As you shop for a morganite, keep in mind these tips for picking the perfect gem:

  • Colour: The most prized morganite colour is strong pink, often the result of heat treatment. Untreated material, especially from Brazil, may be a salmon-like orangy pink. Morganite’s colour is often pale, increasing in intensity with the size of the stone. Darker colours are usually more desired and thus cost more.Morganite is almost always heat treated to improve its pink colour. Heat drives off the yellow or orange tinge, leaving a purer and more attractive pink. The treatment is not detectable and the resulting colour is stable and will not fade unless exposed to temperatures over 400°C.

Morganite is perfect for those wanting a gorgeous pastel-coloured stone, making it a beautiful alternative for engagement and eternity rings that showcase true brilliance. 

Morganite is 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs hardness scale.  This makes a morganite engagement ring suitable for everyday wear, although it is not as durable as harder gems like diamond, ruby or sapphire.

Morganites, the epitome of sophisticated style.  Their remarkable brilliance and attractive price point make Morganites a stunning alternative to the classic diamond ring.  As morganites reflect light incredibly well it can quite often sparkle at a higher degree of brilliance to a diamond. With its unique dispersion of light and ability to attract less dust and grease on its surface, morganites boast a glorious radiance and glow in superior levels to all other gemstones.

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