Morganite Ring Information
The wonderful thing about morganite rings is that they are quintessentially feminine, but not too girly, with a delicate pink to peach color. Morganite rings have become extremely popular in recent years, especially since rose gold has come back into fashion. Morganite and diamond halo engagement rings are one of the most popular contemporary colored gemstone items. The delicate color of morganite makes it a subtle choice for gemstone rings that can be worn more easily than some of the more vibrant colored gemstones. This is because morganite rings suit any skin tone. Morganite matches rose gold perfectly, but is also stunning when set into white gold or platinum. It is the pastel pale-pink, violet-pink and peach hues of morganite rings that make them extremely attractive and a warmer alternative to somewhat stark white diamond engagement rings.
Morganite ring history is connected with the history of gem mining in Madagascar, where morganite was first identified and called "pink beryl". Following this, American geologist and buyer for Tiffany & Co., George D. Kunz renamed it "morganite", in honor of American banker and gem collector, J.P. Morgan, who also happened to be a very good customer of Tiffany & Company. Morganite jewelry was introduced to the public by Tiffany & Co. in 1910 and has been gaining in popularity ever since. Since morganite rings have not been worn for much more than a hundred years, the history of morganite rings is not very long or eventful. Morganite gemstones have also been found in Brazil, Afghanistan, China, Mozambique, Namibia, Russia, Zimbabwe and the USA (California and Maine).
Morganite rings of the rich and famous include a fabulous morganite and diamond ring worn by Blake Lively. Jennifer Lawrence chose a morganite ring for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" premiere in New York City. Actress, Elle Fanning wore a platinum, morganite and diamond ring to the red carpet premiere of "The Neon Demon". At the 59th Emmy Awards in New York, "E News" journalist Alicia Quarles showed off a Le Vian peach morganite ring. Other stars who have enjoyed wearing morganite rings include Ellie Kemper and Portia Doubleday.
The most popular morganite ring designs include morganite solitaire rings with white diamond halos. These are often oval, round, cushion-shaped or octagonal and are chosen for engagement rings or for fashion wear. Morganite is a rare and valuable gemstone which is mainly used in high-end ring designs that appeal to general jewelry buyers, rather than risky and experimental, avant-garde styles. Since morganite is generally quite pastel in color, it is complemented by light-colored side stones, such as pink sapphire and white diamond. Some newer morganite ring designs use mixed metals, and blue or black accent stones, which give a more dramatic look.
Any morganite ring buying guide should mention that prices increase with stone size. Therefore, a large morganite solitaire ring will have a much higher value than cluster-style morganite rings or morganite eternity rings. Large morganite solitaire rings show the deepest color and the most vivid colored morganite is the most valuable, though many morganite ring buyers also like the paler, pastel shades. The popularity of morganite rings means that they are offered in some jewelry stores, though morganite is a rare gem, so it may prove more difficult to find a morganite ring than other beryl rings, like emerald and aquamarine rings. Even rarer are cat's eye morganite cabochon rings, which show a slit resembling a cat's eye when light is focused on the gem. Morganite rings are sometimes sold as "pink emerald", since morganite is pink beryl, which belongs to the same family as emerald, aquamarine, golden beryl and bixbite. However, emerald is strictly the medium-green to bluish-green beryl, so this is misleading. On the other hand, it is perfectly acceptable to describe morganite rings as "rose beryl rings". Depending on its exact color, a morganite ring may also be described as "salmon", "violet" or "peach". While morganite is beryl, a good-quality morganite ring should be "eye-clean", unlike emerald, which tends to have an internal landscape of inclusions. Some morganite rings contain stones that have been heated to enhance their color, which is a widely accepted, stable and permanent treatment.
There is very little advice required on how to wear morganite rings, since morganite rings are easily worn by all. Their pretty color makes morganite rings popular with ladies and their neutral hues mean that they can be worn with anything. One pointer for wearing morganite rings is that they look stunning with French-polished nails or nude nails, but can fade into the background when worn with brightly-colored nail polish. Likewise, pastel, neutral-colored clothing and black really showcases morganite rings more than brighter hues.
Considering the delicate color of morganite, it is not surprising that morganite ring meanings are deeply connected with love and tenderness, making it a suitable promise ring, gift, engagement ring, eternity ring or anniversary ring gemstone. Morganite rings are said to warm the soul of the wearer, open the heart to love and dissipate stress and anxiety. Additionally, those who wear morganite rings are thought to be attuned to the men in their lives. While morganite is not an official birthstone or zodiac stone, it is thought to be very beneficial. Since beryl represents purity and potential, morganite rings are said to encourage an innocent heart and promote the realization of dreams.