Velvety shades of soft pink mark this gemstone as one of a kind. Morganite is demure and graceful with subtle winks of changing colour that will leave you blushing in its wake. These seductive gems attract love and deep connection into the wearer’s life.
What is morganite?
Morganite is a member of the beryl family and cousin to the lustrous emerald. Pastel pink, peachy pink and bright flamingo pink are the signature colours of this gentle gem. When you observe it at different angles, morganite shines pale pink to a deeper, bluish pink—a phenomenon called pleochroism. Morganite is most commonly mined in Brazil, but deposits are occasionally found in the US, Afghanistan and Mozambique.
MORGANITE QUICK GUIDE
- Pale Pink
- Compassion, Joy, Peace
- Tolerance, Joy, Stability
- 7.5 to 8
Heated to improve colour and clarity
Basic Gemstone Care
- Pink Sapphire
- Rose Quartz
What to Look for in Morganite
Quality morganite has an even hue and rich saturation. Keep these factors in mind when looking for beautiful morganite jewellery.
COLOURGemstone colour is often the most important factor in determining its value. The most desirable morganite is a medium to strong pink, which is often the result of heat treatment. Recently, untreated morganite—which boasts a gorgeous vivid coral colour, has gained popularity.
CUTThe cut of a gemstone is what gives it symmetry and shows off the stone’s colour and brilliance. Morganite is a versatile gem that lends itself beautifully to any cut. Popular cuts for morganite include cushion, emerald and designer cuts.
CLARITYGemstone clarity is determined by any inclusions embedded in the gem, such as gas bubbles, fractures or small crystals. Morganite is considered an “eye-clean” gemstone, meaning any inclusions present aren’t visible to the naked eye.
SIZE (CARAT)While diamonds are valued based on carat weight, gemstone size is based on diameter in millimeters. Morganite is easy to find in larger sizes, so prices aren’t likely to go up significantly based on its size.
ENHANCEMENTUntreated morganite tends to have an orange or yellow tinge, and gemstone enhancements like heat treatments are almost always used to bring out the strong pinks that morganite is known for. These treatments are permanent, undetectable and don’t harm the stone.
Hardness & Wearability
Morganite has a Mohs hardness rating of 7.5 to 8, meaning it’s fairly resistant to scratching and chipping. As with all gemstones, basic precautions and regular maintenance will keep your jewellery looking its best.
Choosing the Right Morganite Jewellery
Morganite’s elegant blushing tones make it an idyllic match for rose gold — especially surrounded by a shimmering halo of diamonds. A morganite engagement ring is a stunning choice, and with proper care and careful wear, it will withstand everyday rigors.
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Famous Morganite Gemstones
Morganite was discovered in the early 1900’s by renowned jewellers Tiffany and Company. It was called pink beryl until a chief gemologist working for Tiffany’s suggested they name it after J.P. Morgan, financier, philanthropist and gemstone enthusiast extraordinaire.
How to Care for Your Morganite Jewellery
Caring for your morganite jewellery is simple with our gemstone cleaning and care guide. Storing your jewellery when you’re not wearing it and checking often for damaged and loose stones will keep your morganite pieces in top condition. If your gems are in need of some extra attention, we offer free cleaning and repair services on all of our morganite jewellery.
Learn More About Gemstones
Do you like your gems soft and understated or bold and flashy? There’s a gemstone out there for every taste and personality. Learn more about all the dazzling possibilities in our helpful gemstone education guide.
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