Precious gems

Morganite

Morganite

NameMorganite
Weight (ct)129.82
Colorrose
Shapehalf-mood/triangle
Dimensions (LxWxH)38.68x31.24

Amongst the beryls two colors are of exceptional rarity: The red and the soft rose color. Occurring mostly in pegmatites with high manganese content those deposits are scarcely yielding beryls of high quality as most of the manganese is worked in ore and surrounding material and only at the end forming morganites of this unique chemistry. Beryls form at the end of magmatic processes, so the probability that enough manganese is left over for beryls is small, but even smaller is the probability that a clean, big morganite with just the right amount of inclusions develops. Most pinkish beryls from Africa or Brazil will be small and have no intense colors. It was tried to treat beryls to gain the morganite color but attempts failed to gain the intense colors like this stone has. This stone shows small inclusions which lets it always appear natural in the future. The half-moon shape is quiet unusual in the trade and it was very brave to be gained from a rough material of a major size and quality. The half-moon cut is 38.68 mm long and 31.24 mm high.