Unwanted Morganite help rant!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@Lizabean:  yea..i had an aquamarine ring for a few years and it never got damaged..so I think i will be okay with my morganite, just got to keep it away from my diamond rings

I moreso hate the fact that there arent too many morg. owners..theres a handful on here and thats pretty much it, for some reason its not a very popular stone..no one Ive shown it to in real life has even heard of it

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t think mentioning those things is bad talking. They’re important things to know before you commit to a stone. It’s the same as saying white gold may need to be replated, or moissanite sparkles differently than a diamond. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I post when people ask for my opinion, as a morganite owner/lover. Im not trying to be a debbie downer when I say it has faded and its gets dirty easily.

I do love my stone, but I wish I would have chosen a stone with more color saturation.
As for the softness of it, I havent noticed any scratches (thank God!)but some people think all rocks are the same, and since they are “rocks” that they cant scratch or chip. Like you said, to each their own, what may be a come up for one person can be a downside to another!! 🙂

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Lizabean:  I get what you’re saying. I gotta poke around here and take a peek at what you’re talking about. I wanted a soft pink stone and found morganite because all the sapphire stones I’ve seen are more in the “hot pink” color spectrum. Morganite was perfect… it’s soft colored and glowy. Love them!! 🙂

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

Well, I really appreciate all the responses I got on the Morganite thread I started. I decided not to have morganite in my wedding band, but that is because I work with my hands, and it would probably not hold up well. That doesn’t mean the stone its self is any less beautiful or doesn’t make a nice engagement ring. It just doesn’t work for ME. I drool over the 2 carat diamonds I see on this board, but again, I wouldn’t own one because its impractical for ME. 

Now I want a Morganite and rose gold RHR 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@Lizabean:  I know I like to educate people about morganite  (if you were refering to my post in Bridey77‘s thread) because many women see a gemstone and don’t know the different qualities of it. Many people, not just on WB (I work in a jewelry store) have no idea what it means that metals can be soft or hard, or gemstones can have different qualities that can make them fragile.  I think many women see the pretty pink morganite and say “I want that for my e-ring” and assume that gem=hard=can withstand daily wear, which isn’t true for morganite over a lifetime. They may be the types that never want to take the ring off ever and are hard on or work with their hands, both of which can cause chips and fractures in any stone, but especially one with a Moh’s hardness of 8 or below, which morganite is. Then they get sad because their once beautiful, glowing pink e-ring is now faded and chipped.

I have never “bad talked” morganite, in fact I have three rings, a pair of earrings, and a necklace in it. I adore morganite. But I also like people to know what they’re getting into, and if its solely for the color, then there are far more durable options. If not, then by all means, go morganite! You just have to be careful, or at the very least, aware of its characteristics.

Post # 11
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Worker bee

One plan I intend on utilizing is explaing to people that it’s a pink emerald. I think that will help soften the blow so that people who are uninformed in my life will understand. I can’t WAIT to get mine. I happen to have come across the receipt from etsy, so I know it will be in my hot little hands soon!!!!!! 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

In general if you dont want opinions on something: dont post about it on a forum for sharing opinions!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

morganite is very beautiful. I think a lot of bees are just trying to help you keep it beautiful. I see you mentioned hardness and nothing else, so that leads me to assume you don’t know the other properties? some stones are more brittle and can chip more easily with less impact (brittleness is not the same thing as hardness). I don’t think anybody is hating on any stone here. we’re just trying to keep you informed so you can take the best possible care of your ring. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

 

Lizabean:  Don’t worry too much about the “hardness” and “softness” thing. Because yes, you are right, 7-8 is pretty damn hard. And the Mohs scale of hardness is more about scratchability. (sp? word? lol) It also isn’t proportional. For example, something that is a “4” on the scale is not twice as hard as “2”.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

playdohpants:  yes, however brittleness is a way more worrisome factor, and brittleness is different from hardness. (see my post above.)

anyway, I literally just noticed this thread is 3 months old. whoops! this new interface seems to be churning up old threads more often. 

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