What Is Morganite?

Morganite is a precious gemstone that is part of the beryl mineral family. Discovered in Madagascar in 1910, this pink gemstone was named for J.P. Morgan because of his philanthropic contributions to museum gem collections. One of the few fine jewelry grade pink gemstones, morganites naturally typically have a salmon color but can also be found in pale pinks and deep purple pinks. Morganite is said to attract love and abundance and activates the heart chakra. Currently, morganite is the second most popular non-diamond engagement ring gemstone. Morganite is available in mined and lab created options.

Is A Morganite Engagement Ring Right For You?

Warm and blushy, morganite engagement rings have become increasingly popular in the last few years, especially as a go-to for non-diamond engagement rings. Morganites tend to give a design a feminine, romantic vibe which is maximized by pairing with rose gold. Watch the video to learn about using morganite in your own engagement ring design.

 

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See some of the rings we’ve designed using morganites to get inspired.

Morganite Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Gemstone durability is rated from 1-10 on the Mohs Scale of hardness, emeralds are a 7.5-8
  • From peachy salmon to pale pinks and even bluish pinks, morganites come in a variety of shades and saturations
  • A suitable alternative to diamonds
  • Less expensive than pink diamonds

Cons

  • Not as durable or hard as diamonds, moissanite, sapphires or rubies
  • Morganites do not sparkle or have the brilliance of diamonds; a white sapphire will not look like a diamond

Who Is A Morganite Engagement Ring Right For?

If you want a pink engagement ring, morganites are a great choice. They’re more budget friendly than pink diamonds and are the second most popular engagement ring gemstone. Morganite is not a good choice if you want a brilliant, sparkling stone: they do not have the look of a diamond. Morganites are one of the most durable jewelry grade stones, but not as tough as a pink diamond or pink sapphire would be, so if you lead an extremely active lifestyle, work with your hands or are rough on your jewelry, a morganite may not be the best choice for you. If you want a timeless, classic look then a white stone may be a better option than a colored gemstone like morganite. If you want a romantic, feminine feel for your engagement ring then a morganite ring would be right for you.

Additional Resources

7 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy an Engagement Ring

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Colored Diamonds

Colored diamonds give you the bold colors of gemstones plus the added benefit of a diamond’s durability.

Sapphire Engagement Rings

Sapphires come in all colors of the rainbow including pink, and they’re more durable than morganite

Ready to Start Designing?

We can work with you in-person at our studio or set up a video call to help you take the first step toward designing a ring. Design consultations are complementary and we’ll give you a quick call before your meeting to make sure we can help you.