Morganite gemstoneHome ➤ Encyclopedia of gems ➤ Morganite gemstone
Physical properties of morganite
|7.5-8 out of 10 on the Mohs scale
|pink, peach, purple red
Characteristics of morganite
Morganite (sparrow) is a fairly new gemstone. More precisely, the name “morganite” itself is new, and the mineral was previously usually called beryl.
However, in 1911, it was decided to name pink, peach and violet-red beryls morganites in honor of the American banker and gemstone collector J. Morgan, who generously donated his collection to the New York Museum of Natural History (in Russia, however, Morgan is not particularly revered , therefore, the name of the beryls of the above colors was given a different name - “vorobyevite” in honor of the mineralogist V.I. Vorobyov, however, the name “vorobyevite” did not really take root, in contrast to the name “morganite”).
Morganite is a rare gem (especially for large crystals), and therefore its price is much higher among other beryl. However, these beautiful and rare stones are worth their price and stand out noticeably among their counterparts.
Morganite is dichroic. This means that if you look at the stone from different angles, the color will change from pink and purple to peach and yellowish.
How much does morganite cost
The cost of morganite depends on the saturation of the color. Stones with good color are valued at $600 per carat and up. But the paler the color, the lower the price. Very often found in nature are small morganites that have almost no color. Their cost is low - from 25 dollars per carat.
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