Post # 1
Hello! I’ve finally decided to join this site, since nearly most of my information I’ve received it just from reading these boards, now I have a question of my own! I would really appreicate any help.
Recently I’ve discovered the beauty of different gemstones instead of a diamond. After reading just about everything I could find on morganite I need your help.
I am convinced this is the ring that I want, although I am soo confused. I want about a 3karot size of stone, but when I look for it online (to obviously give my clueless man the site where to buy the stone and/or ring from) yes, I am that anal.
I see some stones that are smaller than others but the prices just jump all over the map yet all the “qualities” seem to be the same. What the hek? Am I missing something? I keep looking to try to find some info as to why. Can anyone help?
I also found this ring which is stupid cheap… I went from a $8000 ring to this ring… Although I dont really care about price its the meaning (but the man is super happy)
Can anyone tell me what they think? Professionally speaking??
ANY other advice would be APPRECIATED
Thanks and sorry for the rambling
Post # 3
This is just a guess, but the cheaper stones may be heat-treated for better color, whereas expensive ones are untreated. That’s how it is with a lot of gemstones. Also, many stores/sellers are way more overpriced than others. I got my morganite e-ring for just $100 (.95ct stone, real thin 10k rose gold setting) and the stone looks really killer. So I don’t think a cheap stone will look bad! You should check out jtv.com too if you haven’t already, they have several larger morganite styles.
Post # 4
@MabelleBliss: Thanks so much for your reply! I checked out jtv. Lots of good stuff. Do you know if the hardness changes if the stone is heated or not? If you see any nice rings or rocks only please forward me the links. I appreciate it.
What do u think of the one in the link? Over priced? Good price? Good quality?
Post # 5
@MabelleBliss: Many morganites, especially the pink ones, are heat treated or irradiated. It helps to get rid of brown tones. I think you’re seeing prices jump everywhere because: 1. Morganite is very trendy now, and some sellers are catching up on that, and 2. the saturation of the color, the clarity of the stone, and the kind of color (true pink, peachy pink, lavender pink, etc) does make a difference.
What I would do if I were you, is buy the stone separately from the setting, so you can find a setting you love and a morganite that is a steal. The ring you posted from etsy looks pretty good, but $800 seems kind of steep to me. The JTV rings are nice, and the morganite is pretty good, but do make sure you know if the ring is 10k or 14k gold, and price that out accordingly.
Also, if the pinky peach color is what you really want, I would look into a peachy pink sapphire or spinel. They hold up longer than morganites, and the color isn’t at risk for fading like with morganite.
Here’s a morganite in the size you were looking at: http://www.gemselect.com/morganite/morganite-329373.php
Post # 6
@GoldfishPie: Thank you so much for your input I really appreciate it. I think I will buy the stone that you sent me and have my man pick out the band, I cannot seem to find any sapphire rocks or spinels that are peachy pink for sale. If you end u finding anything else that you think is good quality and a good deal, please let me know.
Thank you again so much – you do not know how much I appreciate your help.