Post # 1
- Wedding: Destin, Florida Beach
My boyfriend and I have been disucssing what kind of engagement ring I would like. He asked me to send him a few pictures of what I would like because he’s going to ask sometime this year (yay!). My heart has been set on getting a morganite ring, however I have read that they are not very good for every day wear and can become damaged easily. I was wondering if anyone had some input about that that they would be willing to share. I just want to be sure before I make such an important decison. Here are the two rings I am looking at, feel free to add your opinion on which you like best(:
Post # 2
- Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion
I have a morganite ring set in rose gold and I LOVE it! Have had it since 2010 and it’s held up pretty well. One thing I do not know is how it would fare over many years as a main ring (mine is an RHR and I don’t wear it daily). I’m sure you’ll get a bee who knows the MOHs scale for hardness well and who can comment on the durability.
Post # 3
I’ve had my ring over a year, and the ring has broken/bent twice (we think our jeweler lied about what my ring is made of, so it isn’t sturdy). Through those big ring issues, my morganite looks brand new and I am still so in love with it. People stop me all the time to ask about my stone, I feel like I get many more compliments than friends of mine with diamond rings. Also, I’m a restuarant manager, so I use my hands a lot, and my ring is great! Also, if my stone ever cracks or breaks, I think i’ll live through it.
I love the emerald ring you posted! I think it’s a good idea to go with a halo setting for morganite, since it will protect the edges of the stone better. Here’s mine!
Post # 4
- Wedding: Destin, Florida Beach
such a pretty ring! super shiny (:
Post # 5
I also have a morganite engagement ring and I love the look! I agree with PP that I get more compliments than friends with diamond rings. I think they’re “common” in sites like this, but in real life Ive never seen anyone else with one. Mine happens to be very sparkly when clean (more on that later) so most people assume it’s a diamond which may add to their interest (it’s a large stone 10×8).
Ive had it a year and a half, wear it everyday and never take it off (like never, not for the gym, to clean, at the beach in the ocean, never!) and my jeweler looked at it and said its in perfect condition.
All that being said, I’m upgrading to a barely pink moissanite because the stone gets SO dirty. I have to clean it 2-3 times a day to keep it sparkly like I like it and it’s just too much upkeep for my taste. Here’s a pic of my stone clean (can never really capture sparkle in pics though!) and here’s one after only 2 days of not cleaning it.
So I think if you don’t mind cleaning it regularly, I think it’s a great choice. I really love the look of it!
Post # 7
I love my morganite. Most of the people who say morgantie is “too soft” for everyday wear, usually do not have one. I wear mine daily, I’ve wacked the stone really hard a few times and it is fine.
I clean mine every couple weeks – it’s important to keep it free of lotion (if you apply lotion, leave your ring off for 10 minutes), same with soap, or any oil and hair products. I never wear it in the shower, to the gym, cooking, cleaning, etc. – but for me that would be true regardless of the ring. So the cleaning issue can be limtied if you are careful. Also cleaning is really easy, I soak mine in warm water with Dawn dishsoap for a few minutes and then use a soft children’s toothbrush to clean it.
I love the color and that it is so different than a large majority of other rings. Mine is set in platinum with a delicate halo which really sets off the color and makes the pink look “cooler” than the warmer look it has when it is set in rose gold.
Post # 8
I just took this pic – haven’t cleaned it since 12/30. Still sparkles!
Post # 9
- Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA
An alternative would be a peachy pink sapphire. That’s what we decided to go with. It’s a bit harder than a morganite. Mine seems to stay pretty sparkly, I clean it maybe 1-2 times per week. Good luck in whatever you choose!!
(mine is technically a champagne sapphire, but it looks pink under some lighting.)
Post # 10
My mom has an emerald which is a moranite but green. Emerald, morganite, and aquamaeine are all Beryl but diffrent colors and thus get diffrent names. Beryl is a 7.5-8 on the mohs scale. My Mom has worn here ring every day for 30 years. The past year she finally had resurfaced. The rings I wear every day are an opal and a garent, both softer than beryl and I have had no issues.
Your ring is one of the most stunning things I have ever seen. Seriously. It is now in my bee top five.
Post # 11
That is a great point, if OP is like you and would take it off for showering, cleaning, dishes etc, then she won’t have to clean that often. I do agree it’s super easy to clean, I just use dish soap and warm water and a small toothbrush.
Thank you so much! I love it too, when I got it I’d never seen a two tone ring (rose gold halo with white gold band) or an east west setting. I didn’t think I’d like something so big but somehow it still looks dainty to me lol
Post # 12
I’ve had my engagement ring for over a year now and it’s still good as new. I also have a family ring with morganite in it for years (think almost 30?) and I think we just got it resurfaced a few months back. The key to the sparkle, like a PP said, is to not apply lotion with it. If you take it off when you lotion (which you should for most jewelry anyway) then it shouldn’t need to be cleaned a crazy amount.
Post # 13
what is pink moissinite? is it hard to find? is it a stone that will keep clean longer vs morganite??