Have or want an er pink stone? Let talk…

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

My rose gold engagement ring features a morganite center stone (soft rose color, 7.5-8 hardness) and a pink sapphire halo (9 hardness).  I pair it with a pink sapphire eternity band and a plain rose gold band.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Mine is also a morgantie 7.5-9 hardness, baby pink color. Daimond halo. I’ve dinged this thing on anything I could, I apparently have clumsy hands. So I don’t foresee it breaking any time soon.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  iiiEllie.
Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

chica95110:  I am also a pink stone lover! The important thing to consider when picking a stone is how hard it is and how much wear and tear you will put on it. Sapphire and moissanite are very hard. Morganite is softer. I wanted morganite in my weddingband until I realized that it would not hold up to all the hand washing I do because of my job. 

I’ve never seen moissanite IRL, but I’m hoping to get a pink moissy ring for my birthday or anniversary. This ring is less than $200 because the setting is platinum plated. If I like the stones, I am going to have them reset in rose gold:

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

                    chica95110:  spinel!!! We are Actually trying to find a superb one in this tone to make this pretty as my ering. We are having no luck 🙁 . Good spinel in great, intense Red, blue and hot pinks is very VERY scarce right now and prices have skyrocketed for gem quality stones. Most of what’s left in the market is terribly poor cut from when spinel was still a dormant premium gemstone and sold for cheap prices.  We are working on it with a gemologist and cutter but have been advised to open our options to blue and red too because it does not look promising if we need it in the next months :'(. That or sapphire. But I really want a spinel. mOHs hardness: 8

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  Sporty-Bee.
Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

chica95110:  I have honestly bashed my stone on my desk everyday since I’ve gotten it. I keep my keyboard tray in and just stick my hands in to type.. I hit the ring everytime I take my hands out. Hahah.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would have wanted a pink moissy if FI hadn’t picked out my diamonds. Love moissy and it’s like a 9 on the hardness scale.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Mine’s morganite! I love her, but am changing to a white moissy. I did drop my ring on concrete… Stone was fine but my prong came a bit loose. I love the color and sparkle the morganite gives off. And I get tons of compliments. But I find myself having to constantly clean my ring to keep it looking sparkly. Hence the switch to white moissy.  But she is quite a beauty!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

chica95110:  That is why I opted for Morganite, I waited a bit longer for my jewler to have the perfect color stone found for me.. But totally worth the wait. I waited as pink as they could find, and to emilinate the brown hue. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

chica95110: Morganite is beryl so is not very hard but if you get it set right, the setting should protect it against most knocks. The soft barely pink and peachy pink mossy stones look gorgeous but we both prefer more natural stones.

Morgnaite was my first choice for stones, diamonds tend to be a bit above our budget. Sapphire my second. Its hard and comes in such a great range of colours.

I love the soft pink colour of morganite paired with rose gold but I want a small and dainty ring. I am really clumsy and I always catch my rings on things and really bash them around. Stones small enough for the ring I want  are really difficult to find in gemstones and morganite tends to loose its colour when you go below 2cts.

Our Jeweller suggested tourmaline but its too pink for me.

 

We just took the plunge and ordered a peach one from the natural sapphire company. I hope it looks as great in real life as it does in the pictures. I’m alittle afraid to tell our jeweller that we ordered a stone without her input but there seems to be so few stone in the right colours and sizes round here. Hope the peach looks as good with rose gold as the morganite pink does.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

chica95110: I love the look of pink moissanite or peachy pink morganite. Set in rose gold, both are perfection IMO.

The one thing I would say is that people say to be careful of protecting morganite against hard knocks because it’s a beryl and therefore not as hard as some other gemstones. Obviously your mileage would vary here depending on how you treat your jewelry, but I personally am somewhat hard on the jewelry I wear on a daily basis so I would definitely go with the moissanite over the morganite for an engagement ring I’d be wearing daily.

Morganite rates at a 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale, whereas Moissanite rates at a 9.25. That doesn’t really give the whole picture, I think, because for absolute hardness a gemstone that rates a 9 on the Mohs scale is doubly as hard as a gemstone that rates an 8 on the Mohs scale and about three times harder than a gemstone that rates a 7.5 on the Mohs scale. So there is quite a significant difference in hardness, but how much emphasis you place on that is up to you!

iiiEllie:  I believe morganite has a hardness of 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale. 7.5-9 would be a really large range!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

MissMarple:  yes, someday I will be able to type, I promise. Haha

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