Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend but coloured gemstones are the new hot thing in jewellery trends. Whether its an engagement ring, necklace, or earrings, women are starting to experiment with more colour in their jewellery resulting in gems like Morganite, Sapphire and Aquamarine gaining popularity across the globe. Which is why this new addition to the local jewellery scene is so exciting – offering everything from elegant engagement rings to pretty pendants and earrings, My Morganite, specialises in Morganite jewellery made with the South African market in mind.
Morganite was first discovered around the turn of the 20th century on the remote islands of Madagascar, and it has been admired for its soft colours and rarity ever since. This pink variety of gemstone was once refereed to as the “Pink Emerald” and while most Morganite available on the market today are a very light shade of pink, even sometimes appearing colourless or a dusty brown, brilliant examples of the gem are a well saturated soft pink (think the petals of a lotus flower) or a slightly orangey peach (think Rose Champagne).
According to gemologist, Clayton Hood, the most important characteristic to consider when buying Morganite is its colour and 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.”
Obtaining the most desired Morganite 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. My Morganite source, cut, polish, and create unique pieces of jewellery from the rare Morganite gem and offer expert advice top quality gems set in 18K rose or white gold. The brand also does custom designs upon request so creating your dream Morganite engagement ring is now easier than ever before.
From eye catching earrings and pendants to beautifully-set rings, if you’re after a unique gift for someone special (or simply treat yourself!), My Morganite can help! Shop the My Morganite range of jewellery online from their My Morganite website or get in touch to arrange a consultation to create a custom piece just for you.