Post # 1
Hi Bees! I’ve been poking around on the boards for a while now. Since my lovely bf and I went ring shopping yesterday, I guess I can finally call myself a “waiting bee” and decided to sign up!
Here’s where I need your help:
After checking out quite a few options, I think we’ve narrowed it down to either a moissanite solitaire or a morganite halo. I think I prefer the morganite look, but am afraid of how soft people are saying it is. Morganite bees, do you wear your rings while doing housework? Washing dishes,vacuuming, etc? Have any of you had a chip, crack, or scratch? If so, how did it happen?
Thank you, lovelies!
Post # 3
I have had my morganite since the end of October. No problems yet. I take it off when doing house work. I love my ring the only negative is it gets cloudy quickly. I clean it everyday. It isn’t a big deal to me cause I pop it into warm water and dawn while I shower but I knogator others that can be a big deal. Hope that helps.
Post # 4
Morganite is just as hard as any other gemstone; very hard. No, you can’t scratch a diamond with it; you can scratch glass with it though. I have a large sapphire ring a year old now, worn daily, zero problems, scratches or nicks.
Post # 5
Thank you, ladies! He ended up surprising me with a diamond. Perhaps I’ll get a morganite RHR later down the road 🙂 Good to know I won’t damage it in day to day life!
Post # 6
@Peacockfeather: gemstones vary widely in hardness. Morganite is a beryl, like emerald. It has a mohs of 7.5. This is not too bad at all. Still, it can get scratched. I would not treat it too roughly. Many people prefer not to use beryl for an everyday ring like an engagement ring because it isn’t as hard as diamond, however, some people choose even softer gemstones and just go the extra mile to take good care of them. Emeralds have been used in engagement rings occasionally since at least the 1920s… probably much earlier. I’ve just seen them in rings from 1920s for sure. Again, they would have the exact same hardness as morganite, since they are actually the same mineral.
ETA: oops, just saw your update! Congratulations! Certainly, diamond won’t get scratched. A beryl right hand ring is an even better idea. These are usually worn a little less regularly so they can be a little softer without so much concern. I’d love a beryl ring for my right hand myself… maybe one day!
Post # 7
@MissHammerhead: Boy, that was a short wait 🙂 Congratulations!!! Share your pictures when you have them! 🙂