Morganite is a stunning gemstone that features gorgeous shades of pink and has become one of the most popular gemstones in non-diamond engagement rings.
In this article we cover everything you need to know when considering morganite gemstone jewelry.
Morganite was first discovered in 1910 in Madagascar and was named in honor of the American financier and gem enthusiast J.P. Morgan.
Until recently it was relatively rare to find morganite in jewelry stores, but since 2010 morganite has grown substantially in popularity and can be found in most jewelry stores.
Morganite has become especially popular as an alternative to diamond engagement rings and looks stunning in rose gold settings or set alongside diamond accents. Only moissanite and sapphire are more popular diamond engagement ring alternatives.
Morganite is part of the beryl family along with aquamarine and emerald. Unlike emerald, morganite is mostly free of inclusions which makes it more appealing to the eye (emeralds are typically heavily included).
Morganite is most known as a pastel-colored gemstone and features soft hues of pink, purple-ish pink, and orangy pink with pink and rose tints being the most popular and fashionable.
Morganite measures a 7.5 - 8.0 on the Mohs Hardness scale which makes it an ideal gemstone in all settings and looks stunning set as rings, earrings, pendants, and bracelets.
Morganite is thought to alleviate stress and anxiety, increase productivity and patience, and improve one’s communication skills.
The color pink is also known for its calming effects and is associated with traditionally feminine qualities such as compassion, kindness, nurturance, and romance.
Color is the most important factor to consider when choosing a morganite gemstone and the most prized stones feature an intense pink to magenta color with very few if any, inclusions.
Park City Jewelers has a stunning collection of morganite jewelry including earrings, necklaces, pendants, and bracelets. Our collection of morganite engagement rings is particularly noteworthy.
Our team of experienced sales associates and award-winning jewelers are always available to help you find or create the perfect pieces of jewelry you've been dreaming of. Shop now!
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