Post # 1
Hi ladies, I recently got engaged with a morganite ring (photos below). Had it for about 4 weeks now and so far, contrary to what I’ve read on the internet, it’s been pretty hardy. No major banging but it does tend to brush against different kinds of surfaces by accident and so far no scratches. It’s been pretty easy to keep clean as well, I haven’t found it gets cloudy. I do take it off for showering, sleeping, cleaning, sport/exercise etc and give it a quick soak and brush every week or two. Again not as bad as I’ve read, so definitely been happy with it so far.
Just wondering what’s other morganite ring owners experience been and whether you have any tips for caring and cleaning. 🙂
– how long have you had you morganite ring (feel free to attach photo also! :D)
– how is it holding up, scratching and chipping wise?
– tips for cleaning it, including how you do you dry it. I’ve been just air drying it after cleaning, but sometimes there’s water marks on the larger top facet. I’ve tried patting dry with a tissue but worry about scratching it (could that happen?) could buy a cloth as well but I’m not sure what’s the best material to use.
Thanks all! 🙂
Post # 2
I LOVE big beautiful stones like that! I don’t have a morganite but yours is really beautiful!
Post # 3
aww thank you! 🙂 I’m not usually a jewellery person and certainly don’t usually wear big stones but was really taken with this ring and the morganite!
Post # 4
Beautiful ring! The hardiness of the stone will show after many years of wear, especially if you wear it during showers, bedtime, chores, and so on. If you care for it, it will last longer. The damage is typically microscopic at first, and you see the damage show up little by little, after a few or several years.
Post # 5
4 weeks is no time. I would guess at about the three month point I noticed facet abrasions, albeit mild ones. Mine was a right hand ring, and I was not hard on it at all. Once these abrasions happen the stone ceases to have the same ability to be bright and brilliant, and from there it was a daily task for me of cleaning the stone to have it looking less like a piece of glass and more like the lovely stone I purchased.
I ended up getting rid of mine, because it annoyed me so much.
I know this is a really negative report, and I am sorry for that. I genuinely hope that your experience is more positive, and that you get a lot of joy out of you beautiful ring.
Post # 6
try using windex and a soft bristled toothbrush to clean it instead of soap – no need to rinse and no marks left behind
Post # 7
Lovely ring! I’ve had mine for 4 months now and it’s so pretty! It really does depend on the quality of the morganite and how well it was cut for whether it will cloud or not, and also how shiny it is. Mine gets cleaned in warm water and Dawn with a child’s tooth brush once a week and it looks great all the time! 🙂 similar to yours but mine has a halo and a little deeper color. If I have to replace the stone down the road so be it. But I’m gonna wear it and love it until then! I do feel it’s a little more secure having a halo; at least I hope so. There’s a pear shaped morganite owner on this board who, after 4 years (if I remember correctly), it’s not in such great shape anymore. Idk. I bought my stone knowing it’s not “diamond strong,” so like I said if I have to replace it down the line it shouldn’t be too expensive…
Post # 8
Thank you bees for sharing your experience! 🙂
do you think it could be buffed out when it’s microscopic? Ie would an annual visit to the jeweller help maintain it?
so sorry to hear your ring didn’t end well! at least it wasn’t an engagement ring it sounds like 🙂 yes I do hope mine would fair better, hence trying to be extra careful to not wear it when I’m doing activities that might damage it, so fingers crossed!
me too, I did a lot of research and chose the morganite anyway, from a reputable local jeweller, so it was definitely not cheap, but of course cost only a fraction of the price compared to a diamond of a similar size lol… but more than anything I just liked the colour and style and that it was different to what everyone else had 🙂 it shouldn’t be too expensive to replace just the stone, as I suspect at least half of the cost went into the little diamonds on the band! 😀
Post # 9
just spray with windex above and below? No need to wipe off after?
Post # 10
not sure if windex is too strong for a morganite. Please check this first before spraying and damaging your stone. I personally will not spray Windex on my jewelry regardless of the stone (I have a diamond and I still don’t spray it with Windex)
Post # 11
Just a tip for drying! I clean mine with dawn and a soft tooth brush and then after rinsing it under water I use my blow drier on the ‘cool’ setting to get rid of the water. It works great and I never have smudges. I love my morganite ring so much and I definitely have gone into it with the mindset that it will likely have to be replaced at some point, especially with it being a solitaire but I’m okay with that. I’m sure I will be able to find another one with similar coloring when the time comes and so far it’s still looking great!
Post # 12
Your ring is divine, I am so in love with morganite at the moment, but also worried about how hardy it would be.
Post # 13
thanks for the tips, I just get lazy and think I’m not gonna be bothered blow drying a ring in the long run haha, I don’t even blow dry my hair 😀 how long have you have your ring?
your ring is gorgeous! It’s a lovely pink and nice contrast to the white gold/diamonds! Mine is a more subtle pink but usually shows up more in real life than in pictures, it looks quite light in the photos I think haha 🙂 I was more worried about the hardiness at first but have now relaxed a bit, but still not gonna wear it when I think it could get damaged!
Post # 14
I am really wanting a morganite ring in rose gold. I think this will be my next purchase. I am strongly considering wearing morganite to get married.
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle
Mine lasted 2 years and I didn’t even wear it daily. When I did wear it, I took it off to wash my hands because as soon as it got wet, it looked like glass. I never wore it to the gym, never wore it while cooking, never wore it in the shower…i.e. I babied it and it still ended up in the condition it was in. I eventually removed the stone from the setting. I cleaned it in dish soap with a baby toothbrush and used my hair dryer to dry it. It looked great when it was clean, but sadly, that was short lived.
Apologies for the Debbie Downer post, but it’s a reality of morganite and the cut doesn’t change how soft the stone is. I just think it’s helpful for others to see all sides.