MORGANITE


All facts and figures taken from the GIA

MORGANITE

Morganite is the pink to orange-pink variety of beryl, a mineral that includes emerald and aquamarine. Morganite’s subtle color is caused by traces of manganese. Because morganite has distinct pleochroism—pale pink and a deeper bluish pink—it’s necessary to orient the rough carefully for fashioning. Strong color in morganite is rare, and gems usually have to be large to achieve the finest color.


MINERAL: Beryl
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: Be3Al2Si6O18
COLOR: Pink to orange-pink
REFRACTIVE INDEX: 1.583 to 1.590
BIREFRINGENCE: 0.007 to 0.008
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 2.80 to 2.91
MOHS HARDNESS: 7.5 to 8


Pink Morganite is one of the natural birthstones of those born in mid-autumn and as a Beryl, Morganite may be used by those born under the sign of Taurus.

FOUND WHERE

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