Custom Wire Wrapped Morganite Faceted Necklace/Pendant/Slide/Enhancer Sterling Silver .935 size: 1 9/16 x 11/16 inch or 39mm x 17mm
Morganite is the pink to orange-pink variety of beryl, a mineral that includes emerald and aquamarine.
Morganite is a pink gemstone that’s a close cousin to emerald and aquamarine—in fact, it’s a mineral that includes both. This rare stone ranges in colors of pink—from pale blush, to rose, to peach, to salmon. The most common—and popular—stones are often on the lighter shade of the family, but deeper shades may be more valuable. Morganite is often heat-treated to improve the color, which gets rid of the yellow or orange tint these stones sometimes carry. That leaves you with a pretty pink—and a stable color that won’t fade.
The history of morganite
Also known as vorobevite or rose beryl, the morganite stone was first discovered in Madagascar in the early 20th century by George Kunz, the chief gemologist of Tiffany & Co. Kunz named the stone after J.P. Morgan, a gem aficionado himself. 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. Many wearers like how morganite’s pink hue looks particularly lovely with on-trend rose gold settings. Those who love the look of pink diamonds, as worn by celebs like Blake Lively and Anna Kournikova, may consider a morganite engagement ring.
Not only is morganite a beaut, gemstone lore considers it of Divine Love. Mythology says the stone brings compassion, assurance, healing, and promise—all things that make up a happy marriage!