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Learn About Morganite

BENEFITS OF MORGANITE

  • Suitable and ideal for everyday wear.
  • Exceptional value as an affordable diamond alternative.
  • Responsibly mined in the USA with minimal environmental impact.
  • Delicate color with a lushness that is rare in pink gemstones.
  • Beautiful pink to peach color range looks exceptional set in rose gold.
GEMSTONE BEAUTY DURABILITY Toughness
BRI-Brilliance Refractive Index Fire Dispersion Hardness MOHS Scale
MORGANITE 1.58 0.014 7.5 to 8 Good
DIAMOND 2.42 0.044 10 Excellent
RUBY 1.77 0.018 9 Excellent
SAPPHIRE 1.77 0.018 9 Excellent
EMERALD 1.58 0.014 7.5 Good to Poor

THE FOUR C’S OF MORGANITE

CUT

 

Skillfully faceted with a high-quality cut, enhancing the gemstone's brilliance and beauty

CLARITY

 

A Type2 gemstone, usually found with very few inclusions.

COLOR

 

Most common with a transparent peach pink color, though color ranges from pale pink to pink, peachy-pink or salmon color.

CARAT

 

Morganites are much denser than diamonds, they are measured by millimeter size as well as carat weight.

3 FACTORS OF COLOR

HUE

Is the basic color. While a morganite's color might be described as pink or peach, more often gems are a combination of hues. Morganite is known for its transparent peach pink color, though its color ranges from pale pink to pink, violet-pink, peachy-pink or salmon color.

TONE

Describes how light or dark a stone's color is and significantly influences the value of a morganite. The preferred tones for natural morganites vary from hue to hue, but the most desirable tones include pure pink and rose tints.

SATURATION

Describes how pure or intense a color appears, and it is a key component in determining a morganite's value. Regardless of a natural morganite's hue, higher and more intense levels of color saturation are preferred.

Ethical Origins

 

Ella Rose sources ethical, traceable and natural morganite from our partner mines in the United States that are located in California and Maine. Our morganite gemstones are in alignment with fair trade and environmentally responsible principles. Other notable sources for fine gem-quality deposits of morganite include Brazil, Mozambique, Namibia, Afghanistan, and Russia, yet we prefer to domestically source our gemstones when possible.

ABOUT MORGANITE

Morganite is a rare and valuable semi-precious stone that is made of the mineral Beryl and belongs to the same family as the emerald and aquamarine. Morganite was first discovered in California in the early twentieth century outside the San Diego area. It was named in honor of U.S. Banker and gemstone enthusiast J.P. Morgan. Today, this pink gemstone is significantly more affordable than pink diamonds or pink sapphires. The combination of durability, affordability and romantic color make morganite engagement rings very valuable and highly desirable.

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