Is Morganite Good for My Engagement Ring?

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Laurie Sarah Morganite

With so many brides desiring Colored Gemstone Engagement Rings instead of traditional Diamond Engagement Rings, my husband and I get asked all the time about Morganite. Brides want to know, “Is Morganite Good for my Engagement Ring?” Known as the “Stone of Love”, it’s no surprise that it has become increasingly popular! Here’s some information to help you decide if Morganite is the perfect gem for you!

Morganite Facts:

Meaning

Commonly referred to as the “Stone of Love”, thus the reason why so many choose it for their Laurie Sarah Engagement Ring. It is also said to represent Purity and Potential.

History

Originally discovered by George Kunz in 1910 in Madagascar. He named it after his friend and customer J.P. Morgan – thus the name Morganite.

Colors

Many hues of Pink, Purplish-Pink, to Orange-Pink, Salmon, and some almost White to Light Tans.

Treatment

Almost always heat-treated to improve the pink color. Treatment is not detectable, and the resulting color is stable and will not fade.

Mineral

Beryl – the same mineral that makes up Emerald and Aquamarine

Mohs hardness

7.5-8 (Sapphires are 9, Diamonds are 10)

Where mined

Mostly Brazil. Other sources are Madagascar (still considered where some of the best Morganite comes from) Afghanistan, Mozambique, Namibia and the United States

Care

Clean with a baby soft toothbrush and warm soapy water. Rinse thoroughly to remove any soap residue. Lay it with the Morganite face down on a paper towel to dry. Avoid contact with harsh chemicals, hair spray and some lotions. Store in its own space or cloth to avoid scratching against other jewelry.

Laurie Sarah Morganite Jewelry

Custom Jewelry is our specialty. Here are some pictures of gorgeous pieces we have created for our brides. For a full selection of our Morganite Jewelry and Loose Gemstones available, click here:
Morganite Jewelry and Gemstones

Or contact us at Mail@LaurieSarahDesigns.com to have us create the Custom Jewelry of your Dreams!

Laurie Sarah & Avo

Special thanks to GIA for providing data for this blog. GIA.EDU

Also special thanks to The Natural History Museum in Los Angeles for letting me photograph their stunning collections of Natural Gemstone Rock Specimens! The Natural History Museum

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