Morganite – suitable for everyday?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1321 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t own a morganite, but I’ve seen some people with them as e-rings. It is a very pretty stone, but since it is softer and not as hard (compared to a diamond) you are more likely to get scratches on the surface — esp if you’re the type who wants to wear it 24/7.  But on the other hand, if you are someone who is very careful with their hands and will only wear your ering when you are out of the house, then I think the stone will retain it’s luster and you can keep the integrity of the stone intact for much longer.

I have a coworker who has a morganite RHR and since she wears it everywhere, it has definitely dulled some and not as sparkly as when she first got the ring. 

Post # 3
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Nope, I had a morganite right hand ring that I wore daily for about 6 months, and it is very chipped. It’s not noticeable at an arm’s length, but you can definitely see the chips up close. I’m not rough with my hands or anything, but yeah it’s not an everyday wear stone at all.

Post # 4
1154 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

They’re pretty soft, I’d recommend looking into pink or peachy sapphires. 

Post # 5
8385 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

ladybennett:  I’m assuming your jeweler is talking about the Mohs scale, in which case sandstone would be at about 6.5-7 and morganite would be 7.5-8.  However the Mohs scale is neither linear or logarithmic (i.e. a hardness of 8 is only half as hard as 9, but a hardness of 10 is almost four times as hard as 10).  In addition, hardness does not directly translate into durability; a highly included diamond will still have a hardness of 10, but will be much more likely to chip/fracture.  Wearing a morganite would be much more similar to an emerald or an aquamarine.

Post # 6
1397 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

They are pretty soft and chip, not a good everyday ring at all.  They make good rings for nice occassions though and the color is wonderful.

Post # 7
905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have heard they are not the best for everyday wear…..Champange peach sapphires are harder and still give you that gorgeous color! I’d love one for a RHR….YUM!

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