What is Morganite?
Morganite is a pink to orange-pink variety of beryl, a mineral that also includes emerald and aquamarine. It’s primarily found in Brazil, Madagascar, and Afghanistan. Morganite is often used as a gemstone and is a popular choice for engagement rings and other jewelry due to its beautiful pink hue and spiritual significance.
Morganite is a pink variety of beryl known for its gentle and soothing color. Its soft hue makes it a popular choice for engagement rings and other romantic jewelry. The stone is often used in rings, necklaces, and pendants.
|Chemical Classification||Inorganic - Silicate (Beryl)|
|Color||Ranges from soft pink to peach-pink.|
|Transparency||Transparent to translucent.|
|Occurrence||Brazil, Madagascar, and Afghanistan.|
|Formation||Morganite forms in pegmatites, which are coarse-grained igneous rocks.|
|Mohs Hardness||7.5 to 8.|
|Diagnostic Properties||Pink to peach color, a variety of beryl.|
|Pleochroism||Weak; pink and pale pink.|
|Crystal System||Hexagonal (variety of Beryl)|
|Optical Properties||Biaxial (-)|
|Refractive Index||1.577 - 1.583|
|2V angle||Measured: 58° to 63°|
|Dispersion||0.014 (low dispersion).|