Morganite

Natural Morganite

Morganite

Morganite gemstone is a rare light pink to orange variety of beryl. Raw morganite crystal stone meaning, coast, price and value.

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Morganite stone is a rare light pink to rose-colored gem-quality variety of beryl. Orange-yellow varieties can also be found, and color banding is common. It can be routinely heat treated to remove patches of yellow and is occasionally treated by irradiation to improve its color. The pink color of morganite crystal is attributed to Mn2+ ions.

In December 1910, the New York Academy of Sciences named the pink variety of beryl morganite after financier J. P. Morgan.

Pink beryl

Beryl is a mineral composed of beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate with the chemical formula Be3Al2(SiO3)6. Well-known varieties of beryl include emerald and aquamarine. Naturally occurring, hexagonal crystals of beryl can be up to several meters in size, but terminated crystals[clarification needed] are relatively rare. Pure beryl is colorless, but it is frequently tinted by impurities, possible colors are green, blue, yellow, red (the rarest), and white.

Beryl of various colors is found most commonly in granitic pegmatites, but also occurs in mica schists in the Ural Mountains, and limestone in Colombia. Beryl is often associated with tin and tungsten ore bodies. Beryl is found in Europe in Norway, Austria, Germany, Sweden (especially morganite crystal), Ireland and Russia, as well as Brazil, Colombia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Afghanistan, South Africa, the United States, and Zambia. US beryl locations are in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Dakota and Utah.

New England’s pegmatites have produced some of the largest beryls found, including one massive crystal from the Bumpus Quarry in Albany, Maine with dimensions 5.5 by 1.2 m (18.0 by 3.9 ft) with a mass of around 18 metric tons, it is New Hampshire’s state mineral. As of 1999, the world’s largest known naturally occurring crystal of any mineral is a crystal of beryl from Malakialina, Madagascar, 18 m (59 ft) long and 3.5 m (11 ft) in diameter, and weighing 380,000 kg (840,000 lb).

Morganite meaning and healing properties

The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.

Morganite gemstone is a magician of the heart and comes with a whole swathe of healing properties. Like all the heart chakra stones, it is a nurturer and always ready to open you up to the wonders that are waiting for you in the wider world. While it invites love to ebb and flow out, it also turns its gaze and healing vibes inwards, ensuring that you are stacked with self-love, self-respect, and self-care and ready to stand proud no matter what comes your way.

Beryl varieties

Aquamarine: blue and green-blue
Emerald : green because of the presence of chromium
Heliodor : golden or yellow because of the presence of iron
Morganite : pink to orange, containing lithium and cesium
Goshenite : colorless
Red beryl (bixbite) : red currant supported, rich in manganese.

Morganite

FAQ

Is a morganite a real diamond?

It is a diamond alternative for engagement ring. It is the second most popular non-diamond stone, after sapphire. On a dollar-per-carat basis, morganites are much less expensive than diamonds. A single carat of fine quality costs about $200 to 400$, compared to $2,000 to $4,000 for a diamond.

Is a morganite engagement ring tacky?

Not at all! A morganite engagement ring has a refreshing sophisticated note. It sends a message that the bride-to-be who has it is unconventional, but also very classy. People often choose a pink morganite engagement ring, and there is nothing tacky about soft, blush pinky shades.

Is morganite a good investment?

Yes, it is! The word “investment” makes sense in this case because when you purchase an engagement ring, you want it to last for life. Morganite wins bonus brownie points over traditional diamonds because of its price factor.

Is morganite a rare gemstone?

Morganite is a rare semi-precious stone. High-quality stones are rare and sought after. Currently it is readily available due to production in Nigeria and Mozambique. Very high quality with deep color is difficult to acquire, but we do have that available in our store.

Do morganite rings get cloudy?

Morganite is a beautiful stone, but it can easily become cloudy and dull if not cleaned properly. Keep the ring away from lotions and cleaning products, and make sure you scrub it every couple of days to keep it from becoming filthy and dull.

Can morganite be worn everyday?

Morganite is safe to wear during most everyday activities. However, like all other gemstones, It can be damaged, so we recommend that you remove your ring before gardening, cleaning, playing sports or participating in other strenuous activities.

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