Gemstone Facts: Morganite

Although Morganite is over a million years old, it wasn’t until 1911 that it was actually called Morganite.  It was previously known as “Pink Beryl” up until it was named after a man named John Morgan. Beryl is a type of mineral that has many different varieties of stone and colors. Emerald and Aquamarine are also considered to be Beryl minerals.  This stone comes in a range of color to light pink to violet purple.  The more translucent the stone, the more valuable it is considered to be!

For Morganite’s hardness it is said to be a 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale.  Diamond (at a 10) is many times harder than Corundum minerals (such as a Sapphire) at 9. Morganite isn’t considered to be a hard stone, therefore it is prone to scratches and chipping. Replacing this stone in jewelry is not considered to be uncommon.

For morganite jewelry inquiries please contact Jessica@steffansjewelers.com

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Alex and Ani’s new summer collection is here and staying! The color, style and meanings are making everyone take a good long look. The Uncharted Voyage collection is definitely perfect for a hot sunny summer day. The colors are compatible with any style you choose! Whether you wear just one bracelet or stack them, everyone is going to stop and ask “where do I get one!?”