STYLE SPOTLIGHT: MORGANITE ENGAGEMENT RINGS

Morganite engagement ring set in rose gold



As the trend towards alternatives to diamond engagement rings continues, some couples are discovering gemstones they may never have considered a couple decades ago. One of the most popular varieties is morganite, a pale pink stone in the same family as emerald and aquamarine. Thanks to the rise of “Millennial pink”, morganite has become a sought-after gemstone that no one could have predicted—and it seems to be here to stay. If you’re considering the possibility of a morganite engagement ring, here’s what you need to know.




WHAT IS MORGANITE?

Named after J.P. Morgan, one of the greatest financiers in history, morganite is a variety of beryl, a clear mineral that forms in hexagonal crystals. Ranging anywhere from pale pink to coral, the stone is often heat-treated to eliminate traces of yellow or orange and get the coveted clear pale blush or rose color that most people are after. According to some, morganite attracts compassion, assurance, healing and promise—all important aspects of a long and happy marriage.
Morganite engagement ring on a white fabric




MORGANITE VS. DIAMOND

When many people think “engagement” they think diamond, but morganite is gaining in popularity among couples who are less concerned with tradition. Not sure if a morganite engagement ring is right for you? The gemstone you choose ultimately comes down to your priorities. Here’s how morganite compares to a diamond:




WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN MORGANITE

As a colored gemstone, there is no standardized color-grading scale for morganite. Although lighter hues are still popular, top-quality morganite is usually a deeper pink. Morganite can come in a variety of shapes and sizes and it’s relatively easy to find an “eye-clean” (no inclusions visible to the naked eye) stone, which is the main thing to look for when shopping for morganite.




POPULAR MORGANITE ENGAGEMENT RING STYLES

Like any colored gemstone, there is an abundance of options when it comes to how to use morganite. If you have your heart set on the rose-colored stone, here are some popular style ideas to consider:


ROSE GOLD


Pair blush pink morganite with a rose gold band for a modern, monochromatic look that will turn heads.

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Morganite and Rose Gold Engagement Ring


HALO


A border of small diamonds in the perfect way to complement a morganite center stone and give it even more sparkle.

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Morganite Halo Engagement Ring set in rose gold


EMERALD-CUT


With a larger table (top surface area), an emerald-cut morganite stone is guaranteed to stand out.

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Emerald-Cut Morganite engagement ring set in Rose Gold

 
 

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