What is Morganite and why is it the new modern trend in engagement rings?
What is Morganite and why is it the new modern trend in single stone rings?
Let go of diamonds, Morganite is the new stone and the most trendy trend in engagement rings. Learn more about morganite and why you should choose it as an engagement ring
Choosing a single stone wedding or engagement ring and diamonds may not be for you? Absolutely ok! While traditional ones may stick to a diamond, there is no rule book that says you should follow it. If you crave something more unique, consider a single stone Morganite engagement ring - the light pink stone that makes women adore it.
Do not you believe us? This is why you should love engagement rings with Morganite right now.
So what is Morganite?
Morganite is a pink gemstone that is a close cousin of emerald and aquamarine. This rare stone ranges in pink colors - from light blush, rose, peach, salmon color. The most common - and popular - stones are often the ones with the lightest shade, but the deeper shades can be more valuable. Morganite is often heat treated to improve the color, which relieves the yellow or orange hue that these stones sometimes have. This leaves you with a beautiful pink - and a solid color that will not fade.
The story of Morganite
Also known as vorobevite or rose beryl, Morganite was first discovered in Madagascar in the early 20th century by George Kunz, the chief gemologist at Tiffany & Co. Kunz named the stone after J.P. Morgan, the very lover of gemstones. Morganite did not deserve the attention it deserved until the 21st century, when the pink hue and affordable price compared to diamonds increased their popularity as a engagement ring. Many women find that Morganite pink looks great when paired with rose gold. Those who love the look of pink diamonds, as worn by celebs like Blake Lively and Anna Kournikova, may love Morganite engagement ring.
Not only is Morganite a beauty in itself, but the gem tradition also considers it Divine Love. Mythology says that the stone brings compassion, confidence, healing and promise - all the things that make up a happy marriage!
How does Morganite compare to diamonds?
Morganite is a great alternative to diamonds when it comes to engagement rings, not only for its beauty in pink, but also for its durability. On the Mohs 10-point hardness scale (a test used to see the resistance of a stone), it is rated 7.5 to 8. A diamond, by comparison, is 10. That means it is quite hard and durable, a single stone ring with Morganite can last you a lifetime. Like diamonds, morganite also has a high degree of brilliance, so you will not lose that shine.
Pink gemstone is also an affordable (but no less attractive) choice. On average, a high-quality Morganite stone - with a nice color - can cost around 300 euros per carat. Some other qualities may cost less. By comparison, a diamond can cost over 3,250 euros per carat. Pink diamonds (similar to Morganite) can cost even more. Ironically, it is the Morganite rarity that keeps the gemstone relatively accessible.
Why do we love Morganite for a engagement ring?
For the non-traditional bride, this is a stone that will not go out of style but still has a lot of personality. Unconventional, its subtle color still makes Morganite a timeless classic choice. And since morganite is so rare, it is likely that you will be the only one of your friends to propose with a single stone engagement ring.
The strong durability of Morganite makes it durable, something you should look for in a ring accompanied by a lifelong promise. You can also combine your Morganite engagement ring with other gemstones, including diamonds
Posted on 04/09/2021 0 43