Morganite engagement rings are all the rage lately. With good reason.
Morganite is a pink variety of the beryl gemstone family, related to the more well-known green emerald, blue aquamarine, golden heliodor and colorless goshenite. Due to its color range from pale blush to pink, violet-pink, peach, peachy-pink and salmon color (the blush color is also all the rage right now), it is often referred to as “pink emerald” or “pink beryl.”
Among the beryls, morganite is one of the rarest, second only to red bixbite. Another rare thing about morganite – the stone can possess a cat’s eye (chatoyancy) or star (asterism) quality, when cut to highlight these features. Not to mention the magenta-colored morganite from Madagascar that is highly sought after by collectors.
Crystal of Divine Love
Lots of people ask how morganite compares to the diamond, when it comes to engagement rings. Not only is it brilliant, sparkly and beautiful, its durability rivals the diamond. Morganite ranks as a 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs Hardness Scale (a scratch test for gemstones), compared to the mighty 10 for a diamond. It’s also relatively affordable, especially considering its rarity. Treated with care, a morganite engagement ring can last you a lifetime.
In the world of mythic lore, morganite is the crystal of divine love, and that’s something the gemstone owns altogether. It attracts the abundance of love into your life, encouraging it to grow. Some believe it can be used to attract your soul mate or deepen a current relationship. Unconditional love – what joy!
Why Wearing Morganite Can Feel Wonderful
In crystal circles, morganite is believed to attract compassion, assurance, healing and promise. Its pink energy stimulates the Heart Chakra, cleansing body and mind of stress, anxiety, old wounds and hidden traumas, rekindling lightness of spirit. This is why wearing morganite:
- evokes a sense of peace, joy, inner strength and confidence
- helps lawyers ensure fairness (it’s their “professional stone”)
- inspires effective, loving communication and expression
- lets new businesses gain a foothold in the marketplace
- encourages equality in all relationships
- allows for equally profitable meetings with bank managers and accountants
- quiets stress, relieves pressure to perform and reduces the pattern of “running away” from situations
Background Check on Morganite
Named in honor of American banker and gem collector J. P. Morgan, who made significant gemological contributions to the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the stone is discovered in the early 1900’s. It is found all over the world, from the United States (California and Maine) to Madagascar, Brazil, Afghanistan, China, Mozambique, Namibia, Russia and Zimbabwe.
- Morganite is still relatively uncommon and may be hard to find in retail stores.
- You’re likely to buy it online in every size, shape and cut (or from private jewelers like Indy Facets!).
- Beryl gems like morganite are considered excellent for jewelry-making, suitable for everyday wear as rings, pendants, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pins or brooches.
- Its color pairs with any setting – rose, white or yellow gold, silver or platinum.
- Pairs beautifully with other precious stones, including pave-cut diamonds.
Unconventional, yes. Yet its delicate color makes morganite a timeless classic.
Want to custom design a morganite engagement ring for your love? Ask us about our Custom Jewelry Gift Experience.
Indy Facets – Everyone’s Private Jeweler
Indy Facets seamlessly blends the expertise and full service of a traditional jewelry store with the value and convenience of a personal jeweler experience. We give you the face-to-face interaction with an expert that you deserve, in a private setting where you can relax and feel comfortable. Owner/Designer Shaun Goodyear and his team have earned an excellent reputation as everyone’s private jeweler for engagement rings, custom design, investment grade diamonds, luxury Swiss timepieces, estate jewelry, jewelry repair and the highest level of customer service, available to you from an onsite, state-of-the-art Custom Design Studio and Gemological Laboratory by private appointment only. You are guaranteed a unique, fun and exciting experience without the hype, pressure, judgment or uncertainty associated with other jewelry shopping options. We schedule appointments at your convenience, and are usually available evenings and weekends, too. Call (317) 296-6273 for your private appointment or schedule online, www.indyfacets.com/schedule.