Morganite is a pink gemstone, a close relative to emerald and aquamarine—in fact, it’s a mineral that contains both. This rare stone varies in colors of pink—from pale blush, to rose, to peach, to salmon.
Morganite is also known as vorobevite or rose beryl, which can be found in mineral deposits in Brazil, Mozambique, Namibia, Afghanistan, and Russia. But it was first discovered in the soils of California in 1910, and was named the following year by George F Kunz in honor of financier and banker, J.P. Morgan, a gem aficionado himself.
With its demure, pinkish hues, it is perfect as the center of any woman’s jewelry collection. Morganite flew under the radar until the 21st century, when its pink hue and affordability as compared to diamonds caused a rise in popularity as an engagement ring stone. Morganite is on the rise of popularity and value in the jewelry world recently.
Morganite has a very elegant color that shines out femininity and gentleness. The stone comes with pleochroism, leaving it appears to have various hues based on the different angles it is viewed from. The saturation of the stone is highly influenced by the amount of mineral inclusion in the crystal. A higher content of manganese or cesium will yield a more saturated pink in the morganite. Generally, the higher the saturation the more valuable the stone is.
Pink and rose tinted morganites are more desirable, but the peach and salmon shades seem less popular. However, with the rising trend of peach in the fashion and jewelry industries, light peach morganites have recently become a new star.
In the world of jewelry, Morganite is all about divine love. Pure and simple, it is representative of unconditional love. Morganite attracts peace, joy and inner strength. Elevating your glamour, personality and attraction without a word.