Morganite help please

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

Very pretty.  I’m commenting to follow because I was curious about this as well.

Post # 3
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Busy bee

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!

 

References:

http://www.gemselect.com/gem-info/morganite/morganite-info.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohs_scale_of_mineral_hardness

http://www.gemselect.com/gem-info/amethyst/amethyst-info.php

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I am not familiar with Morganite loosing color, would love to know though…

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

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.

hth.

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