Classic engagements are for diamonds and blush colored flowers. White gowns and expensive food fills the light of a single day. A honeymoon to an exotic land follows, and all live happily ever after.
But, what if you want something different?
What if that diamond engagement ring doesn't quite do it for you?
The best part of a wedding is getting to make everything the way that envision. Your engagement will be perfect because it will be uniquely yours. Anyone who tries to tell you that what you want isn’t right, they’re wrong.
So let’s talk about the best part: the ring!
Diamonds and gold are the old standard. Stealing the scene and becoming a bit of a trend setter among the most fashionable ladies are Morganite engagement rings.
The pale color of Morganite is soft enough to look like the way you blush when you see your beloved at the end of the aisle waiting for you. Like the sky at that moment before the sun shines on the sea, Morganite is that perfect shade of blush.
Why would you choose it instead of a diamond engagement ring? For so many reasons…
What Type of Gem is Morganite?
Morganite is the sister of both Emerald and Aquamarine. That’s an amazing family; don’t you think? The family is called Beryl and it has stones that are different colors, which is how they earn different names.
Think of it like a first and last name,
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Please meet Morganite Beryl, sister of Emerald and Aquamarine Beryl
She was born in Madagascar in 1910 and named after the man who funded countless gemstone collections and mining trips that are still displayed in museums like the MET worldwide: JP Morgan. A gemologist for Tiffany’s was investigating the terrain of Madagascar and decided that the blush colored beauty should be named to honor his friend.
The color of Morganite is pale with orange and pink tones. A strong colored Morganite is very rare and not often seen. So, if you want a stronger color for your Morganite, you’ll just have to get a bigger stone. If you want to go big, this is the time to do it; you’ll wear this ring forever, make it stand out.
Morganite is fitting for an engagement ring because it’s the stone that is known to protect your heart. Morganite ring beliefs are that it promotes a healthy heart both emotionally and physically.
Also, and so lovely a tale, Morganite is said to warm the very soul of the wearer. In fact, the entire Beryl family represents purity, which is what makes a Morganite engagement ring a perfect representation of your marriage.
Quality and Characteristics of Morganite
Now that you’re totally drooling over the prospect of Morganite, let’s look at the key qualities to look for when buying a morganite engagement ring.
What are the colors of Morganite
The colors of Morganite range from a cold pinkish-violet to a warm pinkish-coral. Whether you have a cool or a warm skin tone, you are in luck!
Morganite is that magical shade between the two ends of the rainbow that will find its place with anyone’s taste.
A natural Morganite gemstone has a yellowish influence to its color. Often Morganite will be heat-treated for two reasons:
- The heating of the stone produces a more blush worthy pink color.
- The heating of the stone makes the color stable and unaffected by elements such as intense heat.
What does that mean? Well, if you find a Morganite with a yellowish influence, it is probably a natural color. A stone with a violet or pink hue has probably been heated.
Now that we know you can have your Morganite in any color, I've got more good news. You can have it in any shape too! Yup, this lovely stone can be cut in any shape fit for a ring.
Also, the fact that the color ranges for these stones means that you might want a heart shape in one color, and a princess cut in another color. The options are endless.
Go as big as you want, because Morganite is abundant up to 10, that’s right, 10 carats! Mamma mia, that's a big rock on anyone's finger.
Buying a Morganite engagement ring may end up being one of the easiest parts of your wedding planning.
Morganite Stone Value
Morganite is surprisingly affordable for such an all around amazing gemstone. The most expensive stones are those with a vivid and saturated pink color. Yet, these stones are usually smaller and we don’t like them as well anyhow.
The most valuable and rare large Morganites are actually too big to be worn as an engagement ring unless you have a personal trainer for your finger.
Although Morganite is available widely today, it is still seen as a rare and coveted stone due to the fact that it was discovered and introduced by Tiffany’s.
Caring for and cleaning a morganite ring
Taking care of your Morganite engagement ring is fairly easy as the stone has a higher hardness than it’s brother, Emerald. More durable, but not indestructible, treat your Morganite with care and it will sparkle for the rest of your life.
To keep your ring clean, use a toothbrush with soft bristles and warm soapy water to clean the stone. Most jewelers will clean your ring free of charge, so make a trip into a jewelry store and ogle the beauties while you wait.
What gold color band goes with Morganite?
Morganite’s versatile colors mean that depending on the colder or warmer tone, it may be better paired with white or yellow gold. Yet, our absolute favorite gold color is perfect with ANY Morganite.
Rose gold Morganite engagement rings are the loveliest of them all. The rosy hue of the gold coupled with the rosy hue of the stone, sigh. It makes your engagement ring look like it’s blushing all over.
5 Vintage Morganite Engagement Rings
If you love the look of morganite, but still want a ring that nobody else owns or one that has a little bit of history to it, here are 5 beautiful period pieces with morganite to inspire you.
1. Vintage Oval Morganite & Diamond
2. Morganite Vintage Estate Diamond
3. Morganite and Diamond Cluster Ring
4. Estate Diamond and Morganite Gold Ring
5. Vintage Platinum Diamond and Morganite Ring
Morganite Rings with Rose Gold Band
Want something a little more modern? Here are our top 3 morganite engagement ring ideas that really grabbed out attention.
1. Morganite Trillion Solitaire "Beverly"
2. Emerald Cut Morganite Engagement Ring
3. Unique Oval Cut Rose Gold Morganite Engagement Ring
Make it Morganite
We’ve absolutely fallen in love with Morganite engagement rings. The all around delight of these stones from birth to 107th year anniversary (2017) makes us swoon.
Now go out and find that Morganite engagement ring that makes you blush as much as the love of your life. You’ll want to wear this one till death do you part.