The dazzling brilliance and soft colours of Morganite range from a clear, pale pink to warm peach, making this stone the perfect fashion choice
With a hardness of 7.5 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale, morganite is a durable gem, perfect for everyday wear.
It is a type of Beryl and in the same family as emerald and aquamarine.
Morganite was first discovered in the early twentieth century off the coast of Madagascar and named after the famous financier and gem collector JP Morgan.
The largest cut morganite is a 599 carat cushion-shape stone, originally from Madagascar which is now housed in the collection of the British Museum.
In 1989 one of the largest specimens of morganite was found in the Bennet Quarry, Maine, USA. Named ‘The Rose of Maine’, t was tainted orange and measured around 23 cm x 30 cm. It was a well-formed crystal and weighed more than 23 kilograms.