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In our Colored Gemstone Library, we strive to provide information that will give you gemological properties and interesting facts about your favorite gems. Continue on for more about morganite.

Cushion Morganite Leverback Earrings with Diamond Halo


If you’re looking for a perfect gemstone for your next jewelry purchase, look no further than morganite! This delicate pink stone is a form of beryl, and has been popularized by its appearance in celebrity engagement rings.

Emerald-Cut Morganite Engagement Ring with Diamonds

It’s an affordable, beautiful option that will make the perfect addition to any jewelry collection. Here are some facts about morganite that you should know before you buy.


Alongside Emerald and Aquamarine, Morganite is one of the best-known gemstones in the Beryl group.

Before 1911, the world had viewed Morganite as only "Pink Beryl." It was Tiffany & Co.'s chief gemologist, George F. Kunz, who named Pink Beryl "Morganite" after New York banker J.P. Morgan, whose love and knowledge of gemstones was legendary.

Bezel-Set Round Morganite Solitaire Pendant

Gemstone Specifics:


CRYSTAL SYSTEM: Hexagonal Columns

CHEMICAL FORMULA: Al2Be3[Si6O18]   Aluminum Beryllium Silicate

COLOR RANGE: Pale pink to orangey pink to bluish-pink soft pink to violet, often described as "salmon."


SOURCES INCLUDE: Brazil U.S. {Maine, California and Utah} Madagascar Afghanistan Namibia Mozambique

ACCEPTABLE ENHANCEMENTS: Heated to improve color and clarity.

HARDNESS: 7.5 - 8


CARE: Basic jewelry care: mild liquid soap, warm water and soft brush.

Split Shank Cushion Morganite Engagement Ring

Did You Know?

Morganite is thought to help married couples, accelerate self-forgiveness and love, and heal the heart and lungs.

As mentioned above, Morganite measures 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale of hardness and is considered quite durable when compared to other gemstones like opals or pearls, or even amethyst.

However, it still needs to be protected from harsh conditions such as extreme temperatures and sudden impacts in order to maintain its beautiful appearance over time.

In Conclusion:

Morganite is a stunningly beautiful gemstone that can add sophistication and elegance to any jewelry wardrobe. It has become very much in demand over the last few years, especially for engagement rings.

It comes in a variety of shades ranging from pale pastel pink to deep rose to the most common descriptor, salmon and can be paired with other stones such as diamonds or sapphires for an extra pop of color.

It also looks especially vibrant when set in rose gold, which brings out the pink color of the stones.

Whether you’re looking for something special for yourself or a loved one, consider adding morganite into your or their collection today!

Thank you for reading our article and please leave your questions and comments below in the comments section.


Are there inclusions in Morganite?

Unlike their precious step-brother emerald, very rarely are inclusions found in morganite stones. The clean, clear interiors of these crystals make it very easy for cutters to create gems that maximize brilliance, sparkle, and beauty.

What is the best color for morganites?

Small stones generally have a soft pale orangey-pink color. It is very rare to find smaller stones, those under one carat,with strong pink color. The stronger the color the more rare the stone, the more expensive it will be.

Larger stones tend to have that stronger color, just as morganite's step-brother, aquamarine, tend to be deeper blue in large stones.

The "best" color is the one that appeals to you most!

What is the largest morganite ever found?

The largest known morganite crystal weighs over 5400 carats (1 kilogram) and was found in Brazil in 2018. This specimen measures about 15 centimeters in length and 9 centimeters wide. It’s estimated to be worth more than $3 million dollars due to its large size and rare coloration.

The British Museum houses the largest faceted (cushion cut) morganite at 598.70 carats!

Are pink emeralds the same as morganite?

"Pink Emeralds" is a complete misnomer, used to gain interest in customers, sort of interest by association.

Although morganite is part of the beryl species, as is emerald, it should never be referred to as pink emerald.

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Francesca de Granville, G.G. (GIA) F.G.A.

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