Morganites are part of the beryl family. They are the pink variety of it. Morganite derives its color from the element manganese. The name beryl originates from the Greek. The name "beryl" comes from the word "berylos" and the Latin word "beryllus" and has remained in use through the present day. The word is the basis for the German word for "eyeglasses."
Morganite, Brazil (61.76 ct)
Genesis: pegmatites (magma)
Colors: pink to orange
Optical effects: Rare cat-eye effect
Most important deposits: Brazil, Mozambique, Nigeria, Afghanistan (morganites are formed in pegmatite areas)
As early as the Middle Ages, beryl was pounded and polished in such a manner that it could serve as "magnifying glasses." In a time when paper was scarce and letters had to be written closely, this was essential.
The name morganite is derived from the famous gemologist and New York financier Jean Pierpont Morgan, who was an early bridge between the financial and gemstone sectors.
The interesting thing here is that the pink beryls that are worthy of grinding are found in pegmatites. The deposits are constantly declining, even in the primary source, Brazil, such that the raw material is tight and prices are rising. Mozambique and Nigeria are also producing ever-smaller quantities with high quality.
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