There are many gemstones still under the radar within the jewellery industry and Morganite is one of them. In the past few years rare and unique jewellery pieces have become more mainstream which is why more Moganites are appearing on the market. For those less acquainted with a Morganite, here is all you need to know.
What Is Morganite?
Morganite is a gemstone that was discovered back in 1910, in Madagascar, by George F. Kunz. At the time of discovery he was the chief gemologist at Tiffeny & Co as well as the personal gemologist of banker J.P Morgan. George F. Kunz decided to name the new gem Morganite after J.P Morgan as he was an avid gemstone collector.
Morganite is a rare gemstone that is semi-precious and belongs to the beryl family of minerals. This gem features pink to orange tones, however they are more valuable in pink. Compared to diamonds, Morganite is not a hard gemstone so it is not advised to pick a morganite for a ring that is to be worn daily. However, this gemstone is perfect for necklaces and earrings as these types of jewellery generally see less wear and tear.
Morganites are mined from countries such as Afghanistan, Brazil, Madagascar, Namibia and Russia. There are also some mining sources across the USA such as California and North Caroline. However, due to the rarity of the stone, this gemstone is collected more than it is sold on the jewellery market.
If you like the look of this rare pink gemstone then here are some jewellery recommendations.
Morganite Jewellery Recommendations
The pink tones of the morganite and the rose gold band make an elegant and soft combination. The morganite gem is surrounded by high quality diamonds which means that this ring can be worn with matching morganites or alternatively diamond jewellery.
Teardrops have become increasingly popular for jewellery in the past few years. If you want to stand out, these earrings are the way forward. The morganite takes centre stage, surrounded by beautiful shimmering diamonds. These earrings would be a gorgeous finishing touch to formal attire, especially when combined with other morganite jewellery pieces.
Our third and final recommendation is this striking morganite pendant with yellow gold tones. This is perfect for a necklace, especially for special occasions. Above the beautiful teardrop morganite is a diamond, finishing off the look of luxury.
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