Morganite gemstone

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Physical properties of morganite

Hardness: 7.5-8 out of 10 on the Mohs scale
Luster: glass
Transparency: transparent
Color: 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.

Morganite. Gemstone. Morganite ring

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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