What is Morganite and Why is it Trending Right Now?

Morganite engagement rings are all the rage right now, and for good reason. So if you’re thinking that Diamonds might not be your style, then you’re right on-trend.

Throw out the rule book on tradition and choose an engagement ring in your own signature style. Morganite is a gorgeous gemstone that comes in pinks and peaches to die for. Read on to find out everything you need to know about Morganite, and what makes it the perfect engagement stone.

So, What is Morganite?

Morganite gemstones are related to emerald and aquamarine, which all come from the Beryl mineral. This rare gemstone comes in a gorgeous palette of pale pinks and peaches, blushing roses and coral. Light shades of Morganite are the most common and the most popular. However, the deeper shades are often the most valuable.

To give them their pretty pastel shades, Morganite is often heated to remove yellow and orange tones. This process gives a stable pink or peach colour that will last a lifetime.

The History of Morganite

Morganite also goes by the name of vorobyevite and rose beryl. Its discovery can be traced back to Madagascar at the beginning of the 1900s. The treasure was unearthed by George Kunz, head gemmologist of Tiffany & Co.

Up until this century, traditional tastes kept Morganite a hidden secret. In time, Morganite has become much sought after, thanks to its beautiful hues, affordability and perfect-pairing with popular rose gold.

Morganite is revered among gemstone folklore as the gem of Divine Love. The legend tells that Morganite bestows healing, compassion, confidence and hope upon its wearer, making it the perfect guardian of a loving marriage.

Morganite vs Diamonds

Although Diamonds have long-since been the traditional choice for engagement rings, Morganite has many advantages to offer. It’s contemporary, beautiful, and stylish, bringing a breath of fresh air to engagement rings.

Morganite is very hard-wearing and scores 7.5 to 8 out of 10 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. Although Diamonds score a perfect 10, Morganite still ranks as a very durable gemstone. Morganite gemstones capture and scatter light much like a Diamond, giving them a similar brilliance and sparkle. Given the right care, a Morganite engagement ring can last for life.

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