Morganite is a rare semi-precious stone. It is often associated with innocence, sweetness, romance and love, and is believed to bring healing and compassion to those who wear it.
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. Morganite has gained a lot of popularity and value in recent years, especially with engagement rings.
Morganite vs Moissanite & Diamonds
Morganite emphasizes clarity, color, depth and brightness, while Moissanite and Diamonds focus on brilliance and clarity. If you’re looking for a enchanting gem stone for an engagement ring, then Morganite is the choice for you. But if you want even more clarity, you may want to go with a Moissanite or a diamond. Its warm overtones make Morganite engagement rings an ideal alternative for Missanite. Moreover, their durability and affordability make Morganite rings a great candidate for daily wear.
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!
Color ( the most important )
Morganite’s color range includes pink, rose, peach, and salmon. Most desirable are the pink and rose tints.
Morganite is a Type2 gemstone, which means they are usually found with few inclusions. Most of the morganite rings are eye clean with no visible inclusions.
Combination of high hardness, durability, clarity and tender color makes Morganite rings very valuable. 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 gem is almost always heat-treated to improve the pink color. The treatment is not detectable. Heat drives off the yellow or orange tinge, leaving a purer and more attractive pink. The resulting color is stable and pure with lifetime durability.
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 beautiful stone, just at a fraction of the cost.
Top 5 Morganite Rings
Check out the Top 5 Morganite Rings below and let us know which one is your favorite!
#1 Morganite Pear Halo Engagement Ring
The Morganite Pear Halo Engagement Ring is our top style and the perfect diamond alternative ring. This can even be worn as a fashion ring, and pairs nicely with our Classic Stone Ring.
#2 Round Morganite Sunburst Halo Engagement Ring
This intricate 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 Round Morganite Sunburst Halo Engagement Ring.
#3 Oval Morganite Sunburst Halo Engagement Ring
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.
#4 Round Morganite Adore Three Stone Ring
Looking for a more dainty style Morganite Ring? Look no further than our 0.50 Ct Morganite Adore Three Stone Ring. Add a little something extra and pair it with our Vintage Diamond Band
#5 Oval Morganite Solitaire Ring
Showcasing an oval morganite in a classic setting, this solitaire ring exudes timeless splendor. Shop it here plus wear it with this delicate Diamond Milgrain Bezel Band. Enhance the rosy color by ordering the metal in 10K or 14K Rose Gold!