The Pendant that says “I love you.”
Morganite (or the pink emerald as it is also called) is a variety of beryl, a mineral that includes the gemstones emerald and aquamarine, with a “delicate peachy pink hue”, making it one of Mrs. Pav’s favorite gemstones. The pink to orange-pink color in morganite is caused by traces of manganese in the stone. Although commonly light or pastel in color, top-quality material is a strong, darker pink.
Named after J.P. Morgan by George Kunz, chief gemologist for Tiffany & Co, in 1910 following the discovery of a new beryl mine in Madagascar, morganite can be found in a variety of locations and sizes. On October 7, 1989, one of the largest morganite stones was discovered in the Bennet Quarry in Buckfield, Maine, weighing in at more than 50lbs, and named The Rose of Maine.
Morganite has grown in popularity in recent years, with many women wanting that delicate pink stone, as well as with the rise of popularity in rose gold, as the two complement each other very well. Morganite has long been sought by those more interested in its spiritual, physical & emotional healing properties. Also known as the Stone of Divine Love by crystal enthusiasts, morganite is said to evoke a sense of peace, joy and inner strength as well as power and confidence associated with the constant awareness of our connection to Divine love.
Although morganite is known for its power of love and is a beautiful stone in just about any setting, it is not necessarily a good stone for engagement rings or jewelry to be worn daily due to the softness of the gem. Morganite is more suited for the occasional wear like most emeralds and other soft stones.