When it comes to morganite semi-precious gemstone sometimes it seems like it’s still a bit under the radar. Despite the fact that it comes from the same group of beryl’s as the much more famous emerald and aquamarine it’s still a very rare gemstone. It’s mostly adored by women who love it’s pink-ish, feminine colors and overall look. However since it’s very rare the price is still relatively cheap as there is simply not enough of it to make it used widely in the jewelry industry. That said you can still find a stunning morganite ring if you know what and where to look, but maybe don’t count on the Vintage Engagement Rings made out of morganite!
It was officially discovered in 1911 in Madagascar however was also found in California. The other name you can find it under is simply the pink beryl as it was used often to describe the morganite ring that was named after gem enthusiast P. J. Morgan. Today there are some deposits of morganite gemstone in Brazil, Mozambique, Namibia, Afghanistan, and Russia however they are very small in size and amount. That said the gemstone is a very impressive one as it’s both extremely attractive visually as well as resistant and brilliant.
For anyone looking for a morganite ring here is a head up – the gemstone is very rare and that is why there are not enough of Vintage Engagement Rings made with morganite on the market. There is not enough of it to be used regularly but despite that it’s very much possible to get it cut in any way you wish from more traditional shapes all the way to the modern ones. The quality of the gem is evaluated by the depth of it’s color as well as the brilliance and clarity of it. You can easily spot this if you bring it under light and examine it closely like that however don’t expect it to be spotless as it’s next to impossible for a natural gemstone to be 100% spotless.
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