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.

Gemstone Properties

Chemical ClassificationInorganic - Silicate (Beryl)
ColorRanges from soft pink to peach-pink.
TransparencyTransparent to translucent.
OccurrenceBrazil, Madagascar, and Afghanistan.
FormationMorganite forms in pegmatites, which are coarse-grained igneous rocks.
Mohs Hardness7.5 to 8.
Specific Gravity2.71-2.90.
Diagnostic PropertiesPink to peach color, a variety of beryl.
Chemical CompositionBe3Al2(SiO3)6
PleochroismWeak; pink and pale pink.
Crystal SystemHexagonal (variety of Beryl)
Optical PropertiesBiaxial (-)
Refractive Index1.577 - 1.583
2V angleMeasured: 58° to 63°
Dispersion0.014 (low dispersion).