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Morganite, also known as “pink beryl”, “rose beryl” “pink emerald” and “cesian (or caesian) beryl”, is a rare light pink to rose-colored gem-quality variety of beryl. Orange/yellow varieties of morganite can also be found, and color banding is common. It can be routinely heat treated to remove patches of yellow and is occasionally treated by irradiation to improve its color. The pink color of morganite is attributed to Mn2+ ions.
Pink beryl of fine color and good sizes was first discovered on an island off the coast of Madagascar in 1910. It was also known, with other gemstone minerals, such as tourmaline and kunzite, at Pala, California. In December 1910, the New York Academy of Sciences named the pink variety of beryl “morganite” after financier J. P. Morgan.
On October 7, 1989, one of the largest gem morganite specimens ever uncovered, eventually called “The Rose of Maine”, was found at the Bennett Quarry in Buckfield, Maine, US. The crystal, originally somewhat orange in hue, was 23 cm (9 in) long and about 30 cm (12 in) across, and weighed (along with its matrix) just over 50 pounds (23 kg)
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Natural & Nano Morganites are available in Rounds, Ovals, Princess Cut, Octagon, Marquise, Pear, Baguette, Heart, Trillion, Rectangular and the most beloved Cushion-cut. With so many shapes and sizes available, contact us today for a quote or more information if what you find here is not the right size, shape, quality and type of gem for you or the design that you have in mind.
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