Looking for a unique style, but you don’t want the look of a diamond or moissanite ring? Morganite gemstones are a great alternative! Keep scrolling to learn all about Morganite 101 and see our top styles at Slate & Tell!
What is Morganite?
Morganite was first discovered in 1910 in Madagascar and Brazil. This semi-precious stone is a member of the beryl family, similar to aquamarine or emeralds, and has a range of pink colors due to traces of manganese. It is often associated with innocence, sweetness, romance and love, and is believed to bring healing and compassion to those who wear it. Morganite has gained a ton of popularity and value in recent years, especially with engagement rings.
Morganite vs. Diamonds & Moissanite
Morganite emphasises clarity, color, depth and brightness, while Moissanite and diamonds focus on brilliance and clarity. If you’re looking for a gem store for an engagement ring, then Morganite is the choice for you, but if you want even more clarity, you may want to go with Moissanite or a diamond.
Morganite is significantly less expensive than most diamonds, and has a romantic look to it due to the pink hues that everyone loves. Although it is not the same quality as a diamond, it still holds a level of elegance to it. Moissanite is another great alternative to a diamond, but doesn’t necessarily provide the unique coloring of morganite stones. Learn all about Moissanite at our blog post HERE!
In terms of hardness, we’ve broken down each stone on the Mohs Scale:
- Morganite is a 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale.
- Moissanite is a 9 on the Mohs scale.
- Diamond is a perfect 10 on the Mohs scale.
The final, and sometimes biggest factor is cost. Morganite and Moissanite are both less expensive than diamonds, and are typically the best alternatives when you’re still looking for a beautif
Check out our top Morganite styles below and let us know which one is your favorite!
Our Oval Morganite Halo Engagement Ring is our top style and the perfect alternative to a classic Diamond or Moissanite Halo ring. This can even be worn as a fashion ring, and pairs nicely with our Classic Stone Ring.
The Round Morganite Sunburst Halo Engagement Ring is a beautiful option for that special person in your life. A mix of morganites and diamonds, you’re getting the best of both worlds with this.
Our Oval Morganite Sunburst Halo Engagement Ring brings a certain level of elegance to your fingers. It truly speaks for itself – we guarantee no one will turn down such a beautiful ring like this one.
Looking for a more dainty style morganite ring? Look no further than our Adore Three Stone Ring. Add a little something extra and pair it with our Vintage Diamond Band