Morganite has enjoyed a growing popularity in recent years and it’s not hard to see why. Its pale blush pink or peach hues captivate in vintage-inspired designs along with sleek modern looks and offer the wearer an understated yet elegant look. Morganites are now a popular choice as an engagement ring  but will always remain a sought after fashion accessory.

In 1910, the first discover of a pink beryl — cousin of emerald and aquamarine — and for some time was known as a pink emerald. In 1911 it was decided that the stone deserved a name of its own and was given the name Morganite in honour of John Pierpoint Morgan who was a great admirer and collector of gemstones.

Since it is a beryl, it has a hardness on the Mohs scale of 7.5-8 and it’s robustness makes it perfect for jewellry. Morganites originate from Brazil, Madagascar, Thailand, Africa and USA. Sadly, the Madagascar mines have dwindling yields, but the pink gems they do yield still set the standard for the highest quality.

Here are some quick facts about morganite:

  • In 1910, Morganite was first discovered in Madagascar.
  • Colours range from pink to orange-pink colour which is better known as Peach
  • Morganite is part of the beryl mineral family along with Emerald and Aquamarine
  • Morganite is rarer than Aquamarine
  • It’s believed that Morganite attracts the abundance of love into one’s life and assists in maintaining that love as it continues to grow

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