Morganite or diamond?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

This isn’t my engagement ring, just a ring for a gift.  I love it!  Love morganite, be careful about buying it online…. because some of them aren’t sparkly in person. as the less sparkly ones are usually under $800.  You can get a beautiful 2 to 3 carat morganite for $1,000-$2,000.  Here’s mine it was $1,500.

LOVE this one too https://www.google.com/shopping/product/7612262735978525081?q=morganite+ring&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.51495398,d.aWM,pv.xjs.s.en_US.M4-36_38X9A.O&biw=1261&bih=561&tch=1&ech=1&psi=MiEiUs9I1ParAY_qgJgM.1377968436305.5&sa=X&ei=cSEiUv69G-Hp2AXezYCIAw&ved=0CA4Q1x0

 

Post # 5
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2010 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@citysparkle:  this is my RHR. It is a 1.65 ct pear cut morganite. It measures 10×7.  I purchased the ring from etsy from Sam N Sue’s shop and they were wonderful.  This ring was 1000.  It is also white gold and has diamonds in the halo and shank.

 

Post # 7
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2010 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@citysparkle:  I was nervous about not seeing morganite in person as well.  I was also very particular about what colour of morganite I wanted.  I asked Sam to hand select one that was a “soft pink”.  She sent me images to ensure it was the right colour.  It turned out that the stone was even more beautiful than the images showed.  I don’t think you will be disappointed with a morganite 🙂

Post # 8
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280 posts
Helper bee

I have a morganite RHR as well as a pendant. They are both from Peoples (Zales in the US.) The ring is 9mm by 7mm, and the pendant is 11 by 14 mm if I remember correctly. The ring was about $600 and is in 10k rose gold. I think morganites are gorgeous, but I probably wouldn’t reccommend one for an engagement ring that you will be wearing every day for the rest of your life. Morganites are much softer than a diamond, so you have to be careful about not scratching the stone. I would recommend looking into a peach sapphire, which will be much harder. If you do go with morganite you’ll probably want to take it off if you are doing any cleaning, or other work with your hands. Even sand can scratch the stone if you wear it to the beach.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Jewellery lover here…

Morganite is a new gem in my vocabulary…

And it is very pretty… THANKS LADIES for sharing pictures.

And to @coralie: for telling me to check Peoples (Zales)… I will look in person to see this stone’s charms specifically the next time I am in a store

 

Post # 11
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138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@citysparkle:  I haven’t read that they can fade.  I will say though, “You get what you pay for”, A really sparkly, good quality morganite, will be over a $1,000 for more than a carat.  I would see it in person before you buy it, unless you can buy it online and send it back if it does not work for you.  For instance I was at a chain jewelry store in the mall, and they tried to sell me a morganite that was pretty (Only under the crazy jewelry lights) then when they let me take it outside of the store, it was not sparkly…at all!!  I was so glad I asked them to walk out into the regular light or I would of totally be scammed.  I also agree with the person below that said to look at peach, pink sapphire’s or even a pink, peach mossianite.  I would steer away from the neon bright pink stones, or the fushia colored stones.  I just don’t like they look as expensive, classy, romantic, and delicate as the peach, light pink, colored stone.:)

Post # 13
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355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Diamonds are forever. 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@citysparkle I was somewhat in your boat, too. I didn’t consider other stones until I found morganite, and then I was hooked! My DH got my ring from Etsy, seller stevejewelry. I’m totally in love with my ring and I would definitely recommend morganite to anyone! I get loads of compliments on my ring. I’m not quite sure how they do the sizing – the etsy site, Steve says it’s 3 carats or approximately 10×10 mm. My ring is set in 14k rose gold with 0.3 TCW of diamonds surrounding. It cost just under $1000. Here’s a pic!

Post # 15
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1500 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@citysparkle:  I LOVE my morganite wedding rings, and sorry to the PP whoever said diamonds are forever, they’re not, it’s all De Beers marketing in the last century.

 

a) we custom made one from a private jeweler located in the LA Jewelry district

b) this particular ring is around $1200. I went with 14K white gold for the band

c) I asked for a 1ct equivalent. This stone was cut down from a 2ct equivalent

d) None! I’m a super klutz and so far this stone has held up

Post # 16
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Busy bee

Morganite is a very beautiful stone but it isnt very hard to stand the test of time. Diamonds will obviously last. If you dont mind replacing the stone when it needs to be replaced than morganite. 

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