Morganite is an extremely rare semi-precious stone. It is a lovely peachy-pink variety of beryl, related to more well-known beryls such as Emerald and Aquamarine.
Morganite has a high degree of brilliance, excellent durability, and enticing rose pink shades. Morganite engagement rings are an excellent alternative to diamonds due to their warm undertones. Morganite rings are also ideal for everyday wear due to their durability and low cost.
A natural morganite buyer’s guide
This article will teach you everything you need to know about purchasing natural Morganite Rings.
Morganite is the most admired gem among the beryl group members because of its tender delicate color. This is a Divine Love gemstone that brings compassion, assurance, healing, and promise.
Factors of Quality
Morganite has a hardness rating of 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale. Morganite rings are extremely valuable due to their high hardness, durability, clarity, and delicate color.
Morganite does not have an industry-accepted grading system according to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Diamondere and a few other leading jewelers grade Morganites as Natural AAA/AA/A for the convenience of the customer based on the characteristics listed below. This quality is commonly found in fine jewelry produced by 5th Avenue or Rodeo Drive jewelers.
The most important natural morganite color saturation is color.
Color is the most important factor in determining the quality of a morganite.
Morganite is best known for its transparent peach-pink color, but it can also be pale pink, pink, violet-pink, peachy-pink, or salmon.
Today’s customers prefer pure pink and rose tints in their Morganite engagement rings, with peach and salmon Morganites appearing to be less popular.
Morganite is a Type 2 gemstone, which means it is usually found with few inclusions. The majority of the morganite rings are eye clean, that is, they have no visible inclusions.
Morganite of the highest quality is “clean” and free of visible inclusions of any kind. When cut and polished, it has an appealing vitreous luster. Morganite engagement rings with the highest clarity grades are more valuable, and any inclusions or blemishes will have a negative impact on the value.
Because natural morganites are scarce, imitations abound in the jewelry market. To ensure that you are purchasing a genuine Morganite ring, request a gemological certificate.
Morganite is almost always heat-treated to bring out its pink color. As a result, the Morganite ring has a consistent and pure color that will last a lifetime. Heat treatment is an industry-standard that does not reduce the value of this gemstone. Customers who prefer an unheated Morganite can make that request.
The cut is an important factor in determining the quality and value of morganite. The Morganite ring’s beauty and brightness are enhanced by a high-quality, brilliant cut.
Carat Morganites are frequently discovered in large sizes, so carat size has little effect on price. As a result, larger-sized Morganite rings or Morganite engagement rings are recommended because the vivid colors of the Morganite show up better in stones larger than 5 X 5 MM without the price per carat changing much.
Origins and Sources
Brazil and Madagascar have the two most significant Morganite deposits. Afghanistan, China, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Russia, Zimbabwe, and the United States are also notable sources of fine gem-quality Morganites (California and Maine).
Because of its hardness and durability, Morganite requires little special care when cleaning. The safest way to clean a Morganite is with warm soapy water, gentle scrubbing, and a soft cloth to make certain that all soapy residue is rinsed away. Avoid exposing this gemstone to any harsh chemicals. Morganite should be stored separately from other precious gemstones because it can scratch them.