Morganite vs. Sapphire sparkle?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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3077 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@mrspinesol:  I have a sapphire but it’s yellow. It still sparkles quite a bit! Very differently from a diamond though obviously. Morganite’s are fairly soft for an e-ring I think. I’ve heard some stories of them getting scratched up not very long after engagement.

http://www.thenaturalsapphirecompany.com/sapphires/c-8-padparadscha-sapphires/

look through these stones and click on the ones you kind of like because many of them have a video of the stone sparkling in its best light! Should give you a decent idea of the sapphire sparkle =)

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Sapphire is sparklier than morganite. It has a higher refractive index and birefringence. Within each group, certain stones can appear to sparkle more than others based on the cutting.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Seattle, WA

Would u consider a pink moissanite? 

 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2002

@Kings7911:  

+1 If you like the sparkle of diamond, but want the soft pink stone, I would suggest a barely pink moissanite.  You will find the sapphires and morganites are flatter than diamond. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Morganite doesn’t so much sparkle as it does glow. I am trading my morganite e-ring stone for a moissanite because I want the exact sparkle you’re describing. I’ll set the morganite in a necklace instead. Moissy also doesn’t look dirty just seconds after getting cleaned like morganite does. It’s hard to keep the morganite from looking greasy. 

Sapphires do have more of the sparkle you’re looking for, but certainly a lot less than diamond or moissy, and even then you’ll want to find something very well cut for maximum brilliance.

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

 

@mrspinesol:  yea basically every stone is significantly softer than a diamond lol this is my yellow sapphire…I don’t have many pictures but this is my “sparkly” picture (even though it’s mostly the diamonds sparkling lol) I’m not engaged yet so idk if the sapphires are hard to keep clean like the PP said morganite is. I hope not but it’s possible. I’d look into the barely pink moissy too and post a pic if you find one!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@soontobemrsm11:  Sapphire isn’t hard to keep clean. My sapphires can go much longer than my diamonds before they look dirty to me. All beryl (morganite, aquamarine, emerald, etc) has this kind of weird greasy look though, and you either like it or you don’t, and most people who don’t like it think they look dirty. It’s a property of the mineral.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@mrspinesol:  I vote sapphire! I have a purple sapphire, which is darker in color than a peach sapphire would be, but I’m actually surprised with how sparkly it is! And as PP said, it can go for awhile without needing to be cleaned. I love it!

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2002

@mrspinesol:  

 

Schubach used to sell it.  I don’t know if they still do, but you could email them and ask.  I bet they still do. 

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