Morganite Gemstone Guide

Morganite Gemstone

Morganite, like emerald and aquamarine, is derived from the mineral beryl. It is sometimes known as pink emerald. While pure beryl is colourless, other elements such as traces of manganese and iron, colour it pale pink, rose, peach and violet. The pink colour of Morganite makes beautiful feminine jewellery. Morganite jewellery at H. Samuel includes a range of bridal sets.

Colour

Morganite gemstones range in colour from colourless to pure pink. Stones with a yellow or orange tinge may be heat treated for a purer pink colour. Brazil produces crystals with both morganite and aquamarine in the same crystal.

Sourcing morganite

First identified in California in 1910, some of the finest morganite is now sourced from Madagascar. It is also found in Brazil, USA, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Italy.

Caring for morganite

Morganite is a hard, durable gemstone making it suitable for everyday wear, however, it is sensitive to household chemicals so avoid contact with harsh chemicals whilst cleaning. To clean your morganite jewellery use a mild soapy water and be sure to remove any soap residue after. Store away from other jewellery preferably in a soft pouch to avoid scratching and damage.

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