What is Morganite?
Posted on August 29 2014
Morganite, a variety of beryl, is a beautiful colored gemstone first discovered in 1910 that is becoming more and more popular. Commonly, morganite (sometimes also called ‘pink beryl’) is pink or peach in color. It is a 7.5 on the Mohs Hardness scale which means that even though it’s not as hard as a diamond (10), it will hold up very well in fine jewelry if cared for properly. Morganite got its name in December 1910 when the Academy of Sciences named it after J. P. Morgan. One of the first places morganite was discovered was in Pala, California. (You may remember I went gem mining in Pala about one and a half years ago. I did find a few treasures but unfortunately I didn’t come across any morganite.
Today, many women are choosing morganite as an engagement over diamond. Here at deBebians, I like to think we specialize in morganite engagement rings. We offer morganite solitaire engagement rings and even diamond and morganite halo engagement rings. We all know how popular halo style engagement rings are so why not set a gorgeous morganite inside a halo of white diamonds?!
Here are my top favorite morganite engagement rings from deBebians.
To me, this looks very much like a classic halo engagement ring but with a morganite center stone! Personally, I prefer the square shape center morganite option over the rectangular shape but that’s just me.
Solitaire engagement rings are so classic! Here, you have a 9 x 9mm (2.50ct) center morganite on a wider, more thick band. Notice the inset image shown with a rose gold landmark ring. This is a beautiful set!
This is quite an impressive engagement ring for $2355! You get a full carat of diamonds throughout the twists and turns of this ring. This Bel Dia morganite ring is one of a kind and can be paired with our twisted shank diamond wedding band! Love!!
Now that you know a thing or two about morganite, be sure to consider morganite as an engagement ring! Take a look through our morganite engagement rings. I love our selection and I know you will too!