Morganite or pink beryl is a variety of beryl, just like emerald and aquamarine.

It takes its name from a banker, great collector of gemstones: J.P Morgan.

Beryls, hard minerals, are aluminosilicates of beryllium. Pure beryl is colorless. It is the manganese, incorporated into beryl, that makes this ordinary and unattractive mineral become morganite. Its color, sometimes of a beautiful pink called "fleur de pécher", makes it a very sought-after stone in jewelry.

Nowadays, this stone is mainly mined in Brazil, Madagascar, Afghanistan and California. To determine the quality of a stone, the color is the most important criterion. Morganite is generally clean to the eye. Its hardness is 7.5 to 8 on the Mosch scale.

Note that a morganite should be as large as possible. Its size and color will determine its value. The more intense the color, the more expensive the price.