Post # 1
I just order and received a BEAUTIFUL morganite ring for my 10 th anniversary and it is SO pretty! since I ordered it I have since learned that morganite supposedly not a great everyday ring. I have scurged the internet and keep coming up with conflicting views. I need some help from you ladies! The ring prob won’t be worn every day but maybe like half the time. It wasn’t cheap so I want to be able to wear the ring as much as I wanted without worrying. so I’m wondering if any of you have experience good and bad with morganite, lasting a long time, losing it’s color, Etc. i have a 7 day window to send it back so I’m trying to find out anything I can. I would REALLY appreciate any info you have. Thanks 🙂
oh oh and here’s the ring for any who want to see it
Post # 2
Very pretty. I’m commenting to follow because I was curious about this as well.
Post # 3
I love Morganite too, and did a reasonable amount of research on it. It is 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale, whereas steel and platinum is a mere 4 – 4.5 on the Mohs scale. So it’s harder than steel. I have an Amethyst ring that I received as a gift for my 21’s birthday, it is an heirloom from a friend that was passed down from her grandmother to her mom and then to her. She only had sons, so gifted it to me as it is my birthstone. At the time she must have been in her mid-50’s, this was 13 years ago. So a modest calculation would put the ring at about 60 years old. The only thing one would notice on close inspection is that the facets are lightly worn. I wore this ring to work, in a clothing manufacturing factory as a production manager (a very hands-on job) and everywhere ells. So considering the age of the ring and the hammering it took in the 13 years I have had it – slightly worn facets are the least one could expect. An Amethyst is only 7 on the Mohs scale.
So my advice to you is, if you love it keep it!
Post # 4
I am not familiar with Morganite loosing color, would love to know though…
Post # 5
Morganite can fade, not as readily as kunzite, but the jeweler told me to keep it out of prolonged sun and chemical exposure. I keep it as an “evening out” ring.
Post # 6
Here is my morganite ring after 4 months!