Morganite

Morganite

Is a striking pink in colour with a feminine look which is part of the beryl family such as emerald and aquamarine. It is a much newer gem as was discovered in 1911 although it has been on the planet over 4billion years. Named after the banker JP Morgan. It is found in Thailand, Madagascar and USA with Brazil having the purest. Its colour can consist of pinks, rose, peach and violets the darker the colour the more expensive it is due to its rarity. Manganese creates the feminine pink and rose tones which are the most popular colours in jewellery. Most morganite do not have any visible inclusions with clear and shiny appeal, the ones with inclusions can contain gas bubbles. The colours can change slightly under exposed UV ray which gives it the two tone effect also is dichroic therefore you can see different colours when viewed from different angles. It is a durable gem and can be cut into any shape.

In the spiritual world morganite is classed as balancing health and life with spirits of universal love. Morganite complements rose gold and white gold jewellery beautifully and is believed to reveal your inner strength and beauty.

Morganite Care

Morganite is reasonably durable gemstone however it needs some special care to keep it looking its best. Morganite should be stored in a soft pouch or jewellery box to prevent scratching and damage. Soap and liquid cleaners should be avoided as these may cause the stone to become dull. Harsh detergents or chemicals such as bleach or chlorine could cause erosion of the stone. To clean morganite rinse thoroughly with water and dry with a soft jewellery cloth. Ultrasonic cleaners must not be used. Morganite is sensitive to heat so high temperatures and sudden changes in temperature should be avoided. Light sensitivity is not a problem for morganite.

Morganite jewellery reparing also needs extra precautions as the gem is sensitive to excessive heat and high temperature, it get risky repairing any prongs etc. therefore ideally remove the gem prior to any work on the metal.