Morganite has only been known about since 1911, when mineralogist G.F.Kunz named it after a prosperous U.S banker, gemstone collector and his best customer – John Pierpont Morgan.
Morganite is a Beryl, which means it is in the same family as Aquamarine and Emerald. Pure beryl is colourless, if there is a shade of pink, the gemstone is morganite. The traces of pink are caused by the element manganese.
The largest morganite ever discovered is known as the ‘Rose of Maine’, it was discovered in 1989 and weighs 23kg.
Morganite is believed to help release emotions and relieve stress, along with bringing love into your life.
Where is morganite being mined?
First discovered in Pala, California, today morganite is being mined in the U.S.A, Brazil, Madagascar, Italy and Afghanistan.
Morganite is 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale.
Varieties of peaches, pinks, lilacs and light violets.