Post # 1
Love the colour. I love the combination of an oval morganite with a pave halo in a rose gold setting. I love love love it.
Having said that, some Bees have said that it is not very durable – which worries me. Whilst I am not looking for an e-ring now (hell nooooooo lol), I was looking out of curiosity (I like looking at pretty shinies, and getting ideas for the future :P) and I can’t find very many alternatives to it 🙁
What alternatives are there to morganite? And for the Bees who have it, how durable is it? I love peach/champagne sapphires too, but they are so expensive. If anyone has any alternatives for that too, do let me know!
Post # 4
How about peach spinels? From memory they have a hardness of 8 which is quite durable compared the the 6.5-7 of morganite. Not so sure about price though :s It all depends on the cut and amount of inclusions
Post # 5
Peachy pink moissanite’s a great alternative, although the color comes from a coating, not from true body color. It would be a 9 on the Mohs scale. Some places make pad lab created sapphires, which come in more intense colors than morganite. Lab created cuts the cost down a lot.
Post # 6
I vote for a peachy colored sapphire or peachy pink moissanite.
Post # 7
Go morganite if that is what you love. It measures 7.5 to 8 on the MOHs scale. It has roughly the same MOHs rating as an emerald. My FIs mum has an emerald ring that she has worn everyday for 35 years…its fine, no cracks and no chips have appeared. A jeweller told me it is easier to crack or chip square cut stones than round cut stones…so going for an oval is a good option.
I think all ladies tend to baby thier engagement rings….even if they have a stone that has a high Maid/Matron of Honor rating. Treat it well and it’ll be fine. I take my ring off as soon as I get home (dont wear it to do things like cleaning & cooking)….my mum does the same and so does my Future Mother-In-Law.
Post # 8
morganite is so pretty! cmsgirl is right, it’s a softer stone, but it’s okay for everyday wear, as long as you take it off for cooking/cleaning. peachy pink moissanite is another option, but the color is a bit brighter than morganite. jcent (http://boards.weddingbee.com/profile/jcent) has an AMAZING peachy pink moissanite set.
Post # 9
Yay, thanks for your replies folks!
Yea, I tried looking for peach spinels, but there aren’t many 🙁
I found this awesome Etsy jeweller who makes these BEAUTIFUL morganite and rose gold rings, beautiful beautiful beautiful. And I was thinking ‘perfect, I want to get engaged with one of these one day, and they’re fairly cheap too!’. And then I got on to thinking about the hardness of morganite…
Definitely don’t want to get engaged any time soon, my SO and I would freak a little (lol!) but I love looking at pretty shinies, and I found some on Etsy 🙂
http://www.etsy.com/listing/99091687/163-ct-aaa-natural-8x8mm-square-emerald?ga_search_query=morganite&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5308472 This one is my absolute favourite!
Post # 10
@OrchidsandCandles: A little off topic, but have you got a new guy?
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@abirdword: Yes, but I’m not looking to get engaged! WAY too soon… It’s only been 2 months and a bit 🙂
I just came across morganites and etc when I was googling other shinies, and I wanted to see what they looked like in particular settings haha. I see so much ring porn here (it satisfies my daily quota for pictures of pretty shinies), I wanted to see what they would look like in rings + costs compared to other types of stone
I am thinking about ordering some loose gemtones to start up a collection (that sounds unbelievably sad, doesn’t it? A gemstone collection, what am I, 12?!), and morganite was one that would be bought to start this collection off
@HisLittleRed: Amazing, thank you!
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I’m always late posting, but here goes. Check out http://www.jtv.com website. They have beautiful morganite rings set in rose gold at very reasonable prices. I own a morganite ring which I wear at least a couple times a week for the past 2 years or so and it’s held up fine. As with all my jewelry I don’t wear it doing chores or anything else that would damage any gemstone or diamonds which can chip. Morganite is 7.5 to 8 on the MOHs scale and is virtually inclusion free which makes it very durable. The MOHs scale is to determine how easily a gemstone will scratch not chip. A sapphire s 9 in hardness and will scratch before a diamond will but actually a tougher gemstone than a diamond and a diamond will chip easier than a sapphire. I know someone who has a beautiful opal e-ring for over 30 years and the ring is just as beautiful as when she got engaged. She just takes good care of it. The point is no gemstone is indestructible including diamonds which some people think. I say go for the morganite. It is such abeautiful feminine gemstone. No one usually comments on my diamonds but when I wear that morganite, everyone wants to see it.
Post # 15
JillieBean suggested EidelPrecious and I love my EidelPrecious ring too – so I would definitely recommend. And her prices really aren’t that bad at all. If you want a smaller stone then you can definitely get something from her that is reasonable (even her bigger stones are fairly affordable). And her rings are so sparkly that it doesn’t really matter what size the stone is, honestly. Mine is 1.65ct, but I think its actually on the larger side. I wouldn’t want any bigger.
If its important that you have a bigger stone for whatever reason then probably moissanite. I’m so clumsy I’d be terrified to have a softer gem. They are not made for people like me!
Here’s my EidelPrecious ring, by the way!
Post # 16
So many people think that morganite is not very durable but I personally have heard otherwise many times. I own a morganite and diamond engagement ring that sparkles beyond belief and have had zero problems with. If you love the stone then you shoulod go for it. Listening to people who may not necessarily know for sure how something holds up shouldnt stop you from getting something you will love!!!!!!
Here is my morganite and diamond pave halo set in platinum!