Cushion Shaped Morganite and Diamond Halo Ring
This natural Nigerian Morganite displays a beautiful soft but well saturated pink hue, similar to a that of a lotus petal.
Morganite : 8.00 x 8.00 mm | Pink
Metal : 18K Rose Gold
Size : N (Can be resized at no extra charge)
Clayton Delville only uses natural gemstones and diamonds that were created by nature in the earth. Most gemstones are sourced in the rough from various areas in Africa and cut and polished by skilled gem cutters in South Africa. All jewellery is manufactured right here in South Africa to the highest of standards. When buying a Clayton Delville gemstone or piece of jewellery, you are guaranteed high quality, natural and genuine gemstones.
What is Morganite ?
Wearing Morganite, especially in gem form, evokes a sense of peace, joy and inner strength; worn for extended periods of time, it encourages a growth of confidence and power that comes from a constant awareness of the connection to Divine love.
First discovered around turn of the 20th century on the remote islands of Madagascar and admired for its soft colours and rarity ever since. Morganite is the pink variety of the gemstone species known as Beryl and is now mined in many areas around the world, however the best stones usually hail from Madagascar, Mozambique and Brazil. Most recently Nigeria has gifted us with some stunning examples. Other varieties of Beryl include Aquamarine and Emerald, in fact morganite was even once called "Pink Emerald" and "Rose Beryl". With all rare gems, a lot of hard work goes into removing tons of soil and rock to reveal the high quality stones hidden below. Morganite mining is mostly done with basic mining techniques by locals living nearby to the gem deposit. Supply often dwindles as deposits "dry" up or rainfall floods the diggings. Obtaining the most desired colours in usable sizes can be extremely difficult and requires highly experienced gemstone dealers and cutters to select and cut the best quality stones that are worthy of setting into jewellery.
Morganite usually shows its best colour in large stones not generally well suited for rings or earrings. Well saturated stones in smaller sizes are very rare and seldom seen at local jewellery stores and gemstone dealers. In fact high quality smaller stones will fetch a higher price per carat than a large stone of similar quality. Most of the gem morganite available are a very light shade of pink, in fact sometimes appearing colourless or a dusty brown. The most valued hues are a well saturated soft pink similar to the petals of a lotus flower and of course the beautiful slightly orangey peach similar to a Rose Champagne, which we describe as "Champagne Peach". As with most coloured gemstones small inclusions and imperfections can be expected, the most important characteristic to consider when buying Morganite is its colour and then secondly the clarity. A stone may have inclusions but if they are only visible under magnification and very faintly visible to the naked eye then most of your concern should be with the stones colour.
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