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The Morganite Gemstone

Today, we're going to talk about one of our favorite gemstones - Morganite.

Let's start with its origins…

Morganite is a beautiful gemstone that belongs to the beryl family, which includes other well-known gems like emerald and aquamarine. It was first discovered in Madagascar in the early 1900s and named after J.P. Morgan, an American banker, and philanthropist who had a passion for gemstones.

Morganite is also found in other countries like Brazil, Afghanistan, Mozambique, and Namibia. The gemstone is known for its beautiful pink to peachy-pink hue, which is caused by the presence of manganese in the crystal structure.

What makes morganite unique is that it's relatively rare and has a high degree of clarity, which means that it has few or no inclusions or flaws that can be seen with the naked eye. It's also a durable gemstone, with a hardness of 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale, making it suitable for everyday wear.

As gemstone retailers, we love morganite because it's an affordable alternative to diamonds and other more expensive gemstones like pink sapphire or pink diamond. Its popularity has been on the rise in recent years due to its delicate color, affordability, and versatility in jewelry designs.

Morganite looks beautiful when set in rose gold, but it can also be paired with white gold or platinum for a classic look. Its versatility makes it a great choice for engagement rings, wedding bands, earrings, pendants, and bracelets.

So, if you're looking for a beautiful gemstone that's unique, durable, and affordable, consider adding morganite to your collection or gifting it to someone special. It's a gemstone that's sure to be cherished for years to come.

We hope you enjoyed learning about morganite and why it's one of our favorite gemstones. Don't forget to check out our collection of morganite jewelry on our website!

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