Increasingly popular as a diamond alternative in engagement and cocktail rings, morganite is renowned for its beautiful pinkish hue. Founded in Madagascar in 1910, it was given its name in honour of banker J.P. Morgan, who was also a famous gemstone collector.
What is morganite?
Morganite is a beautiful gemstone that belongs to the beryl mineral family, which also includes well-known gemstones like emerald and aquamarine. What sets morganite apart is its delicate pink to peachy-pink color,, which is caused by the presence of manganese in its crystal structure.
Morganite was named after J.P. Morgan, an American banker and philanthropist, who was a supporter of the arts and sciences. It gained popularity in the early 20th century and has since become a sought-after choice for jewellery, particularly morganite engagement rings.
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Can you have a morganite engagement ring?
Absolutely! Morganite engagement rings have become increasingly popular in recent years as an alternative to traditional diamond engagement rings. Morganite's soft and romantic pink or peach hues offer a unique and eye-catching option for engagement jewellery, particularly when combined with diamonds or rose gold.
How durable is morganite?
Morganite is a durable gemstone, with a hardness of 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale, making it a good choice for everyday jewellery. Regular cleaning can help maintain your morganite jewellery.