African Morganite – Light Pink – Round – 0.80 Carats

$ 535.00

A completely colourless beauty, or is it? The subtle tinge of light pink adorning this stone make s the morganite a unique gemstone, able to compete against the diamond for beauty. The stone was mined in Nigeria, in an ethical and environmentally friendly manner and cut in Sri Lanka to a round brilliant cut. The dimensions of this stone are 5.65mm by 5.65mm, with a pavilion depth of 4.59mm. The stunning lustre and clarity are due to the loupe clean nature of the stone, with tiny natural inclusions only being able to be found under the magnification of a microscope. If you find a diamond of this size too expensive then this stone is perfect for you, with a brilliance like no other.

Add this stone to your jewellery collection today and you will not regret it.

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Details and Specifications

Identity: Natural Morganite
Carat Weight: 0.80 Carats
Dimensions: 5.65mm x 4.59mm
Colour: Light Pink
Clarity: Loupe Clean
Cut: Round, Brilliant Cut
Origin: Nigeria
Treatment: None

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Description

Identity: Natural Beryl var. Morganite
Origin: Africa

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Carat Weight: 0.80 Carats
Colour: This African Morganite is near colourless with a slight tinge of pink in all forms of light.
Clarity: Loupe Clean
Cut: This light pink African Morganite round and has a brilliant-cut pavilion.

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VIDEO:

The Morganite

THE DISCOVERY
Morganite was founded and named by the world-famous gemologist George Frederick Kunz in honour of his good friend and avid gemstone collector, J. Pierpont Morgan. Popularly, Morgan was the founder of the now Financial Partnership Company J.P.Morgan Chase. As Kunz was undergoing an expedition in Madagascar in 1910, he discovered the rose-pink stone. His previous discovery of kunzite in 1902 came into his mind, due to the similarity of colour.

However, by using his skills as a gemologist, his discernment that this new stone is miles apart from his prior discovery was accurate. In terms of crystal systems, Morganite is hexagonal, having a uniaxial refractive index, dichroic colour and double refraction. Kunzite, in comparison, is monoclinic with a biaxial refractive index, trichroic in colour and has double refraction. Furthermore, unlike Kunzite, Morganite did not fade in colour when exposed to sunlight, making it a practical gemstone donning contemporary pieces of jewellery.

THE COLOURS OF MORGANITE
Despite the common misconception that the Morganite comes in only a pink colour, the stone has two dualities. The first of is the traditional light pink, the second a mixture of light pink and light orange. The cause of colour being the Mn2+ ion. This, therefore, means that the more Manganese ions there is the more light pink in colour the stone is. Consequently, In reverse fashion, the less it is, the more of an orange tinge the stone possesses. A historical example is the “Rose of Maine”, a 30cm full piece of gem-quality Morganite…

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Additional information

Weight 100 g
Dimensions 19 × 26 × 4 cm
Gemstone

Morganite

Dimensions(mm)

5.65 x 5.65 x 4.59

Carat Weight

0.8

Colour

Aqua, Blue, Light Blue

Cut

Brilliant, Round

Clarity

Loupe Clean

Treatment

None

Origin

Africa