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Morganite

the open color peachy-pink gem

originally found in Madagascar in 1910 and named after the financier and gem collector J.P. Morgan (of JP Morgan Chase fame);
 

colors available:  

light pink, medium pink

light peach, medium peach

light peachy-pink, medium peachy-pink, 

family/species:   beryl
properties:   RI=1.577 (+/-0.016) - 1.583 (+/-0.017)
SG=2.72 (-0.05, +0.12)
dispersion=0.014
hardness=7.5-8

highly suitable for use in jewelry
treatments:  

can be 100% natural untreated

morganite is routinely heated to remove the brownish/peachy component to enhance the pink color

morganite is also sometimes irradiated and heated to enhance the peach and/or pink colors

(see policy on Treatment Disclosure)

important information   we specialise in natural, unheated material which has an attractive open peach to peachy-pink color
the darkest blue colors are generally the most desired and expensive gems (beryl normally occurs in light tones)
cuts:   calibrated up to 6mm
all standard cuts and free sizes
rough:   generally available in clean material to cut 5mm and under; bigger pieces occasionally available - please Contact Us for current stock
mining:   found in madagascar, brazil, nigeria, mozambique, afghanistan, ysa (california, maine) and other localities worldwide

Photo Gallery: Selected Morganites

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