To Morganite or to Sapphire? THAT is the question…

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which stone would you recommend as a "forever", every day wear stone??
    Morganite : (25 votes)
    18 %
    Clear Sapphire : (13 votes)
    10 %
    Peach/ Peach Champagne Sapphire : (94 votes)
    69 %
    Other? : (4 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    @AlexiaMichelle:  Peach sapphire was my vote. It’s harder than morganite so might hold up better in the long run. I don’t have experience with morganite but I wear a ruby and/or sapphire everyday (for going on 8 years) with no problems 🙂

    Post # 4
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    998 posts
    Busy bee

    I also voted for peach sapphire. While I believe a morganite would hold up fairly well, I feel as if sapphire would be a safer bet for a forever stone. The cost may seem higher upfront, but compared to morganite, your chances of needing to replace the stone would be slimmer.

    I suggest that you keep looking for a less expensive peach sapphire. I quickly price checked them on Etsy, and I was surprised by how much the vendors wanted for a loose one. However, I have a feeling that since peach/champagne stones are in vogue now, that higher demand has pushed up the prices. Don’t give up – today, I won a quite large sapphire on eBay for just under $100 shipped. (Granted, it was a green sapphire, and they seem to be less popular than the peach varieties, but still). 🙂

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @AlexiaMichelle:  You are right, morganite is a softer stone, so for longevity I would go with a peach or champagne sapphire. I’ve seen some lovely examples from a few other bees. 

     

    Hope you find your perfect e-ring. 

     

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I vote for a peach sapphire as well. The price point is well below diamonds, and it will be a great forever stone.

    Post # 7
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    331 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I got a morganite about a week ago, i love it more than anything…ive been constantly inspecting it but no damage… I used to have an aquamarine ring that i wore every day for 2 years and it never got damaged, its the same as a morganite on the MOHS scale..everyone finds my morganite unique cause many have never even heard of it before

    Post # 8
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    331 posts
    Helper bee
    Post # 9
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    2687 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    @AlexiaMichelle:  Peach Champagne sapphire! That’s what I’m getting. 🙂

    They’re much harder (second hardest next time diamond, less likely to get cracked), they won’t get greasy/dirty as quickly as a morganite would, and they have a lot more sparkle (I compared a morganite vs. my sapphire… the sapphire won for sparkle). I think the sapphire is worth the money, in my opinion, and it’s not where NEAR as much as a diamond would be. 

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @AlexiaMichelle:  One jewler I met said that sapphire’s were the hardest stone after diamonds. I’m not sure if that’s 100% correct but she’s pretty reputable.  But I have a sapphire myself & I love it.  What I do know is that while sapphires are less expensive than diamonds, they aren’t neccesarily cheap, especially high quality ones & popular colors.  Obviously the peach is very popular 🙂  I voted for that too!! 

    Are you concerned about the strength of the stone because of working with your hands a lot?  I have a job where I need to use my hands a lot & sometimes with scratchy or heavy equipment & sapphire was recommended to me quite a bit when I said I didn’t want a diamond.  They also said that other stones were fine for people who didn’t do a lot of that kind of work.  So if you don’t do that much in that way, I’d say you’d be fine with whichever one you love the most!  Good luck!!

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Anything sapphire is going to be a better daily stone. I believe it’s the first one below a diamond in terms of hardness. 

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Peach sapphire! White sapphires, although beautiful, are sometmes called “dead stones” because they have very little sparkle.  I had an emerald cut white sapphire that I loved but it didn’t look “sparkly” enough to be an engagement ring (in my opinion, some people have them and love them!).  I had to really keep it clean in order for it to show any sparkle at all.  Peach/champagne sapphires are gorgeous and more sparkly IMO than white sapphires! Morganite I absolutely adore but I’ve heard they can bleach out over time and are fairly soft, so they might not be suitable for every day wear.  

    Post # 14
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    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I have a morganite! I tossed up between peaxh sapphire and Morg for days. I also tried really hard to look online for pics of damaged morgs but wouldn’t find one! mine is super sparkly and the stone has such a lovely meaning. being the stone of devine love. if it was to chip or scratch a few year. Down the track I have decided that I would replace it with peach sapphire. The colour combo of rose gold with morganite is amazing imo

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I voted morganite because I have one too! I LOVE my morganite and constantly get compliments. I’m a huge klutz and have banged my ring on a million of different surfaces. I’m also in healthcare and work with my hands constantly. My morganite has held up perfectly. I was also concerned about it being a “soft” stone… but when I did a lot of research on gemologist websites, the overwhelming evidence that I found was that morganite is plenty hard to wear on a daily basis. It is not as hard as diamond, true, but it is absolutely wearable on a day-to-day basis.

    And here’s my ring, just because I love morganite! 🙂

    Post # 16
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    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    @castaway83:  isn’t it an amazing stone! I love your ring is that a triangle cut morg with a round halo? It’s lovely! I also can’t find any real evidence that it will not stand the test of time. 

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