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When morganite was first discovered in the early 1900s, it went by the name "pink beryl." With its pretty pink palette, the gemstone became a favorite of the famed New York City gemologist G. F. Kunz, who bought all he could.
In 1911, Kunz suggested naming the gemstone in honor of J. P. Morgan, the tycoon banker and gem collector who was one of Kunz's biggest customers. Pink beryl became known as morganite from then on.
Morganite, like all pink gemstones, is believed to inspire feelings of love, peace and tenderness.
A rare and bewitching gemstone, morganite's pale pink to peach shades exude feminine charm. Visit the Ross-Simons' web site to see what new morganite jewelry creations are available today.
Morganite, like emerald and aquamarine, belongs to the beryl family. Pure beryl has no color, but the presence of manganese gives morganite its rosy glow. Ranging in shades from pink to peach, morganite jewelry complements all complexions. Ross-Simons' jewelry designers often feature this rare, captivating stone alongside other gemstones for a striking color play. Morganite is most often set in 14kt gold jewelry.
Morganite is found in Afghanistan, Brazil, Madagascar and Russia, but it still remains a somewhat rare gemstone.
Morganite is on the harder side (7.5-8 on the Mohs scale), making it a perfect choice for everyday wear. Morganite is usually heat treated to improve its pink color and this treatment has no effect on the quality of the stone. Clean your morganite jewelry with warm, soapy water when needed. Store your morganite rings, necklaces and morganite earrings in your Ross-Simons presentation box when not in use.