Morganite is a wonderful and delicate pink member of the Beryl family.
Morganite was discovered in 1911 in Madagascar. Initially called ‘Pink Beryl,' it was renamed as ‘Morganite’ by famed gemologist George Frederick Kunz, who named it after his benefactor, New York banker and philanthropist John Pierpont Morgan.
A wonderful trilliant cut Morganite
Chemical composition of Morganite
A gemstone belonging to the same family as Aquamarine and Emerald, Morganite is a translucent and transparent Beryl, colored by traces of manganese that produce its delicious pink, magnolia and peach hues.
Morganite is mined in Afghanistan, Brazil and Madagascar.
Before and after: a raw Morganite crystal and cut gemstone
The history of Morganite
Since its discovery in 1911, no myths or traditions surround Morganite. However, there is a belief that pink gemstones have a strong influence on love and passion.
Properties of Morganite
Normally, Morganite is eye-clean, meaning it shows no visible inclusions when viewed at a distance of 15 cm with the naked eye.
Care for Morganite
Morganite can be cleaned using steam, but not ultrasound.