African Morganite – Light Pink – Trilliant – 2.20 Carats

$ 1,475.00

Reflecting the colour of the dusky sky, this light pink morganite has a hint of orange encapsulated within it. This is a testament to our master lapidarists in Sri Lanka who have given this stone a trilliant cut with a non-standard modified flower cut. This beauty just like many of its brothers and sisters in The Gem Monarchy collection originates from our Nigerian mines. A considerable 2.20 carats, this stone has the dimensions of 7.94mm by 9.77mm and a pavilion depth of 5.80mm. We have classed this stone as loupe clean, with natural inclusions only being seen under the microscope. The perfect gemstone for a cocktail ring this light pink is a crowd-pleaser. 

In sunlight, this gemstone gleams and in the night light, it has a subtler shine, allowing the perfect light pink to don your finger and allow you to dance happily into the night.

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Read More: THE MORGANITE.
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Details and Specifications

Identity: Natural Morganite
Carat Weight: 2.20 Carats
Dimensions: 7.94mm x 9.77mm x 5.80mm
Colour: Light Pink
Clarity: Loupe Clean
Cut: Trilliant, Modified Flower Cut
Origin: Nigeria
Treatment: None

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Description

Identity: Natural Beryl var. Morganite
Origin: Africa

THE 4CS

Carat Weight: 2.20 Carats
Colour: This African Morganite is light pink in all forms of light.
Clarity: Loupe Clean
Cut: This light pink African Morganite is trilliant in shape and has a modified flower cut pavilion.

What are the 4Cs: Gemological Institute of America – The 4Cs

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

Gemstone

Morganite

Dimensions(mm)

7.94 x 9.77 x 5.80

Carat Weight

2.2

Colour

Aqua, Blue, Light Blue

Cut

Flower, Modified, Modified Flower, Trilliant

Clarity

Loupe Clean

Treatment

None

Origin

Africa