Morganite ring help?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

There are some BEAUTIFUL ones on etsy 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I don’t have one but was very interested in a morganite ring for a while.  There are lots of morganite out there, but just make sure you watch the color.  most morganite are very transparent, so if you don’t get a good color saturation they can look like a very nicely cut piece of glass.  I ordered one for cheap off ebay and it is very sparkly in the right light, but turned out to just be a very faint lavender color.

If you look on etsy, overstock.com, and jtv.com there are some morganite rings.  Also mysolitare.com has some really nice ones.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have one, and I love it. : )

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Hi 🙂

 

I signed up for this site just to answer this question for you (though I’ve been browsing it for years). 

Please do yourself a HUGE favour and have a look at lauriesarahdesigns.com

She has a whole range of Morganite rings. I’m in love with her rings.

 

All the best with your decision making 🙂

Tanille xx

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@libby328:  I have one, in rose gold.  I wanted one from LaurenKlein.com, that I found on Pinterest, but they started selling them on Amazon & got a really bad review.

At first my fiance and I went to several different jewelry stores, but it was going to cost in the $3K range to custom make one from a mold, and their suppliers couldn’t find a morganite, so we’d have to custom-cut a pink sapphire to fit (that wouldn’t fit, would be non-returnable, and which we couldn’t see first).  Ummmm…..  No.

Finally I ended up looking on ebay for a setting and settled on this.  (copy & paste this if the link doesn’t work: http://www.ebay.com/itm/30CT-Diamond-Engagement-Halo-Ring-14K-Rose-Gold-Setting-Semi-Mount-Cushion-Top-/350530412727?pt=Diamond_Solitaire_with_Accents&hash=item519d3da0b7).

Then we took it to a jeweler, who was a little unhappy with it.  He could order from the same supplier for a few hundred dollars more, which he did to compare, and his setting was a little less delicate looking- thicker prongs, slightly heavier gold.  This particular jeweler is a local guy who runs a family owned shop.  He prefers heavy, clunky, 80’s looking gold and really cautioned me that the setting was very delicate and would probably loose a stone at some point.  I didn’t care, I liked the delicateness of the setting, and I’m pretty gentle with stuff so I wasn’t worried about it.  I suspect that the jewelry supplier really does sell directly to the public, like the ebay ad says, but that the “training” pieces, or those with a little thinner gold, or the ones not quite perfect enough to come through the supplier directly to jewelers they sell through ebay instead.

The hardest part was to find the morganite.  Our jeweler said that most of the morganite in the US comes in through one supplier in New York. He was having trouble finding a stone that would fit.  In our case, the setting is for a round 6mm diamond (about the size for one carat).  When I was starting to get frustrated with the concept of the jeweler not finding a morganite I searched the internet for it myself, and found a 6mm round portuguese cut morganite loose stone on etsy.  It was $68.  I emailed the listing to the jeweler first to ask his opinion, and he said to go ahead and order it.  We took it to him, my fiance handled it but I think it only cost about $100 for the setting.

I LOVE it.  I love the portuguese cut too- it’s super sparkly (and unfortunately really hard to get a good photo of).  The only problem I’ve noticed is that if I forget and take a shower, or even wash my hands too many times with it on, it does start to look less sparkly and more cloudy, so I get it cleaned frequently.  My fiance has already mentioned that I need one of those ring cleaners for my next gift.

I even changed my wedding colors to go with the theme:  pale pink, gold, and beige.  The theme is rustic elegance, and we’re getting married at an old stone lodge in my favorite state park here in iowa.

After we’re married I’ll post a professional photo, but here are some pictures: 

My advice?  Find a stone you want first.  Morganite is sold in mm’s, not carats, so if you know you want an approximately 1 carat diamond size, you want approximately 6mm stone.  When you find it, take it to a jeweler (a local place that specializes in custom work will work hardest to please you – at least that was our experience), and explain you want a setting for it.  They’ll either have paper or digital catalogs for you to look through, and they will be able to order a setting in rose gold or whatever color you want.  They’ll have you come in and approve the setting before the stone is set.

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@libby328:  I have one, in rose gold.  I wanted one from LaurenKlein.com that I found on Pinterest, but they started selling them on Amazon & got a really bad review.

At first my fiance and I went to several different jewelry stores, but it was going to cost in the $3K range to custom make one from a mold, and their suppliers couldn’t find a morganite, so we’d have to custom-cut a pink sapphire to fit (that wouldn’t fit, would be non-returnable, and which we couldn’t see first).  Ummmm…..  No.

Finally I ended up looking on ebay for a setting and settled on this.  (copy & paste this if the link doesn’t work: http://www.ebay.com/itm/30CT-Diamond-Engagement-Halo-Ring-14K-Rose-Gold-Setting-Semi-Mount-Cushion-Top-/350530412727?pt=Diamond_Solitaire_with_Accents&hash=item519d3da0b7).

Then we took it to a jeweler, who was a little unhappy with it.  He could order from the same supplier for a few hundred dollars more, which he did to compare, and his setting was a little less delicate looking- thicker prongs, slightly heavier gold.  This particular jeweler is a local guy who runs a family owned shop.  He prefers heavy, clunky, 80’s looking gold and really cautioned me that the setting was very delicate and would probably loose a stone at some point.  I didn’t care, I liked the delicateness of the setting, and I’m pretty gentle with stuff so I wasn’t worried about it.  I suspect that the jewelry supplier really does sell directly to the public, like the ebay ad says, but that the “training” pieces, or those with a little thinner gold, or the ones not quite perfect enough to come through the supplier directly to jewelers they sell through ebay instead.

The hardest part was to find the morganite.  Our jeweler said that most of the morganite in the US comes in through one supplier in New York. He was having trouble finding a stone that would fit.  In our case, the setting is for a round 6mm diamond (about the size for one carat).  When I was starting to get frustrated with the concept of the jeweler not finding a morganite I searched the internet for it myself, and found a 6mm round portuguese cut morganite loose stone on etsy.  It was $68.  I emailed the listing to the jeweler first to ask his opinion, and he said to go ahead and order it.  We took it to him, my fiance handled it but I think it only cost about $100 for the setting.

I LOVE it.  I love the portuguese cut too- it’s super sparkly (and unfortunately really hard to get a good photo of).  The only problem I’ve noticed is that if I forget and take a shower, or even wash my hands too many times with it on, it does start to look less sparkly and more cloudy, so I get it cleaned frequently.  My fiance has already mentioned that I need one of those ring cleaners for my next gift.

I even changed my wedding colors to go with the theme:  pale pink, gold, and beige.  The theme is rustic elegance, and we’re getting married at an old stone lodge in my favorite state park here in iowa.

After we’re married I’ll post a professional photo, but here are some pictures: 

 

 

My advice?  Find a stone you want first.  Morganite is sold in mm’s, not carats, so if you know you want an approximately 1 carat diamond size, you want approximately 6mm stone.  When you find it, take it to a jeweler (a local place that specializes in custom work will work hardest to please you – at least that was our experience), and explain you want a setting for it.  They’ll either have paper or digital catalogs for you to look through, and they will be able to order a setting in rose gold or whatever color you want.  They’ll have you come in and approve the setting before the stone is set.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have a morganite ring, which gets mistaken for an e-ring quite often (maybe because the stone itself is pretty big and it’s surrounded by a halo of small diamonds?).  I absolutely adore this ring and could definitely see someone wearing this as an e-ring.  The only glitch is that this David Yurman Noblesse ring comes only sizes 6, 7 or 8!

http://www.davidyurman.com/shoponline/product.aspx?folderId=/gifts/gemstonerings&itemid=Y0EKG

 

My right hand middle finger size is 7, and the size of the stone is not specfied.  The tcw of the diamonds is 0.21.  I love love this ring.

 

 

Post # 10
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Wannabee

I just got my morganite engagement ring (2c). I have been married before and didn’t want to do the whole diamond thing again. You can really get more bang for your buck when you use a morganite. We eventually want to design the engagement ring but just couldn’t find someone to do something on such short notice. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

Ladies, I have a question about morganite rings.  I love the way that they look, but everyone on pricescope says that they chip very easily and are also prone to color fading down the road.  Has anyone experienced these problems with morganites?  

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

@AshleyR83:  They are a 7.5-8 on the MOHs scale (for reference, a sapphire is an 9, a diamond is a 10). And the MOH’s scale is not totally “linear”.
 
You should be careful with them as they are softer, but I would not consider them incredibly soft, either. Morganite is beryl, as is Emerald or Aquamarine, which many people also wear in engagement rings! But heck, I recommend people with diamonds are careful too! A hard blow can crack a diamond, just as well as a morganite! Morganite is quite affordable, so a few people have “backup stones” in similar cuts just in case.

High heat, extreme temperature changes and excessive sunlight can fade the colour of a morganite.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

@RayKay:  That’s what I thought, thanks RayKay!  I want to get a RHR next year for my 30th birthday and was considering morganite…

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hey Ladies!  I’ve been looking at morganite stones for a few hours now and am curious if anyone has had experience with them getting dirty and starting to look cloudy?  I have an aquamarine ring that gets dirty REALLY fast and looks cloudy and doesn’t sparkle.  Does morganite do the same thing, since they’re the same stone?  Any help is appreciated!  Thanks in advance Bees!

 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

From Sam and Sue on Etsy

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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