Morganite Education

Morganite Education

Morganite is the pink variety of beryl, the beryllium aluminum silicate mineral found in nature making it the sister gemstone of Emerald. The pinkish hues of Morganite are attributed to the presence of Manganese as trace element. The Pink Beryl was first unearthed in Madagascar in 1910. This birthstone of October was named after J. P. Morgan by George Kunz to honor the avid gem collector.


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Why We Love Morganite


1

Popularity of Pink

Morganite is loved for the pinks hues which popularized the gemstones for its use in rose gold jewelry mountings in 2010.

2

Durability

Morganite is harder than its precious sister gemstone emerald making it more durable and fit for daily wear.

3

Metaphysical Benefits

The Pink Beryl is often associated with sweetness, innocence, romance and love. It is also believed to connect with the heart.

 

Quality Factors


COLOR

Color

The color for Morganite ranges from orange, to orangy pink, to pink to slightly purplish pink. The natural color of Morganite is very light and can be enhanced by a proper cut or treatment.


CLARITY

Clarity

As compared to emeralds, morganites are found to be relatively free from inclusions, making the gemstones more suitable for jewelry making.


CUT

Cut

The property of pleochroism in Morganite will require a proper cut for the Morganite rough. However, its hardness makes it possible to cut it into any desirable shape.


CARAT WEIGHT

carat

The carat of Morganite defines the weight measured in terms of carat. Morganites can vary in sizes according to the requirement.


 

FAQ’S


How is a Morganite formed?
  • Morganite, the violet-pink variety of beryl mineral is formed deep inside the crust of the Earth under high heat and pressure for millions of years. 
  • The presence of manganese is credited to the beautiful pink hues of the gemstone. 
What is the difference between lab grown and natural Morganites?
  • Like most of the gemstones, there is an option to choose between natural and lab-created Morganites. 
  • One must not confuse “lab grown” with the “fake”. The replica of the natural gemstone when grown in a lab maintaining the necessary environmental conditions.
  • Morganites whether natural or lab grown are made from the same base elements and hence are indistinguishable by hardness and physical properties.
Where do Morganites come from?

The major sources of natural Morganites includes San Diego County, California, Maine, Madagascar, Afghanistan, Myanmar and Pakistan.

How to take care of Morganite ring?

Morganite Ring is quite easy to clean due to their hardness and durability. However, a few things must be kept in mind like avoiding contact of the gemstone with make-up, harsh chemicals, abrasives.
While cleaning the ring take use of lukewarm water and mild cleaning detergent. Soft toothbrush can be used to clean the underside of the Morganite. Also, the ring must be individually kept to avoid contact with other jewelry to avoid unnecessary scratches.

What is a Morganite certification?

Morganites are certified under the norms and regulations of the GIA and hence must be checked before buying the gemstone.

How much does a 1 Carat Morganite cost?

One carat Morganite can fetch an average price of around $300 per carat.

 

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