Morganite engagement rings are becoming a big trend this year, and if you've ever seen one, you'll know why. Morganite is a beautiful pinky peach color and is usually set in a rose gold mount giving it a very feminine and romantic look.

So here's some history and info on this beautiful stone.

Although this rare semi precious gemstone has become quite popular in recent times, the stone has been around for quite a long time. Morganite was first discovered in California and later in Madagascar in the early 1900's. It was named after the famous American financier and banker J.P. Morgan, who was a large gem collector and contributor to the American Museum of Natural History at that time.

Morganite is part of the Beryl family so it is closely related to the aquamarine and emerald in composition. Like aquamarine, morganite is pale and clear in appearance and rarely has visible inclusions.

So, should you choose this beautiful and fascinating stone as your engagement ring?

Morganite makes for a suitable engagement gemstone as it a hard and durable stone. It measures 7.5 to 8 on the the Mohs scale (the highest being 10). As far as gemstones goes it's pretty hardy so it can with stand daily wear and tear. That is not to say that it as hard wearing as a diamond, nothing is. Like any other gemstone it needs little care and cleaning every so often and exposure to harsh chemicals should be avoided.

Like any engagement ring purchase, it pays to do a little research before you buy. The most important quality of this pretty stone is color. The most sought after color is a rose pink color, rather than a peachy tone. Cut is also an important factor. The cut should bring out the brightness in the stone. Unlike most other gemstones, the price or value does not drastically increase with carat as they mined in large sizes.

We can see why morganite engagement rings have become more popular. They are more unique than a traditional diamond ring and are delicate and pretty in appearance, perfect for a girl who wants something a little different. 

If you are interested in buying a morganite engagement ring, book an appointment or call in store and we can offer you professional advice. We can also create bespoke rings for you in house.