by Enya Quinn January 14, 2021
Morganite engagement rings have become increasingly popular over the last decade. This pretty pink to peachy coloured gemstone is an amazing alternative to the classic diamond engagement ring and has its own unique story.
Morganite is a semi-precious gemstone that was first discovered in Madagascar in 1910 and is part of the beryl family, the same family as emerald and aquamarine gemstones. It was named after the great American financier and banker J.P Morgan due to his love of collecting gemstones and his gifts of gems to the American Museum of Natural History in New York and to the Museum of Natural History in Paris. It is mostly found in Madagascar and Brazil.
There are many benefits to choosing a morganite engagement ring;
One of the main benefits is the cost. Compared to diamonds, morganite is much more cost-effective, which is amazing if you’re looking for a bigger stone without the big price tag!
So you’re more attracted to colour as opposed to the classic white diamond. Morganite can be found in a variety of pink tones, ranging from bright pink to a deep pinky-peach so you’re bound to find a tone to suit you!
Unlike emerald, morganite tends to be eye-clean, meaning you’re more likely to find beautiful morganite engagement rings that have no visible inclusions to the naked eye.
Morganite scores well on the Mohs scale with a hardness of 7.5 - 8. This means it’s good for everyday wear but you should always take special care of your gemstones as they are softer than diamonds and more susceptible to chips and scratches.
Morganite is a gemstone that needs regular cleaning to keep its bright lustre. Dirt and grime can build up under the stone making it look dull. To clean your morganite ring simply put it into a bowl of warm water, add some dish soap and leave to soak for a few minutes. Once soaked use a soft toothbrush to clean under the setting, getting into all those hard to reach places. Then simply rinse with clean water, leave to dry and Voila! Good as new!
Remember to pop into us in Dublin to avail of your free cleaning service at least once a year to keep your morganite engagement ring looking beautiful!
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