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. And remember, all stones are fragile! even diamonds ....