6 Facts You Should Know About Morganites

  • Morganite comes in different shades of pink, sometimes with a touch of orange.

  • Morganite was named in honor of the legendary financier and gem collector, J.P. Morgan. 

  • Morganite is a beryl, like emerald and aquamarine. There have been attempts to rename Morganite "Pink Emerald."

  • Manganese, an element in the crystal, causes the soft pink colour. Strong colours in morganite are very rare and hard to find. 

  • Morganites rate 7.5 to 8.0 on the mohs hardness scale, making them suitable to be worn in jewellery.

  • Morganite deposits are found in Brazil, China, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Afghanistan, and the USA (California and Maine).

July 03, 2014 by Perrine Comeille
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