(Closed) to morganite or not to morganite?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

That’s a really pretty ring.  I think that’s about the hardness of an aquamarine. 

I’ve never had an aquamarine ring but I know a lot of girls on here do so maybe they can help you figure out scratching.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

That is indeed the same hardness as an aquamarine.  The thing you have to remember is that yes, diamonds are harder, but they are also the HARDEST THINGS IN EXISTENCE.  That means that unless you plan on trying to scratch your alexandrite with a diamond, sapphire, or something else of similar hardness, it will be fine.  A 7.5 on the Mohs scale is still harder than steel.  I think you would be fine.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I had an inexpensive pink gold and morganite ring for a long time before I got my new e-ring, because my original sapphire e-ring was too bold for most outfits and occasions and I quickly realized I needed something more subdued for most occasions.  The ring endured A LOT and there were no scratches whatsoever.  You have to realize that a diamond, with a hardness of 10, is really, really hard. That number doesn’t mean “the only hardness that will stand up to continuous wear”.  It just means “the hardest”.  I think morganite is a pretty choice!

ETA: noticed GreenEyedMoon said basically the same thing!

Have you seen morganite in person?  If you haven’t, that would be my only reservation–to make sure that you like the way it looks in person!  Those online photos are so ridiculously retouched!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

wow that is a really really beautiful ring!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i don’t know anything about morganite, but i just wanted to say that is a really pretty ring!!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Cash000: that ring is beautiful! i’m not usually a big yellow gold fan but it compliments the stone so perfectly in that ring. i agree with PPs that the stone will be plenty hard.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I love morganite and also considered having my e-ring be morganite.  But i decided I didn’t want to live with it every day of my life.  Something colorless was just easier to wear for me.  Morganite is not that expensive so you can always get yourself a morganite right hand ring and still go with a durable diamond for everyday wear.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

wow, that ring is TO DIE FOR! I have never even heard of morganite. I say do it!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

LOVE that ring!!!! It’s simply stunning.

Post # 13
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Newbee

I have a pink sapphire  ring, but my husband gave me a beautiful morganite for our anniversary. It was meant as a rhr. Well, I now interchange them on my left hand as I can’t decide which I like better. The morganite is a 7.5 to 8 on the mohs scale, and it’s held up just fine. I believe any gemstone 7 or above is durable for everyday wear. I love colored gemstone engagement rings, although diamonds are nice, I find them sort of common. On diamondcutterint. website it was quoted as saying that “colored gemstones are used for 1 reason – to save $. They allow the wearer to get a lot of bang for little bucks.” Of course you have to consider this is a website promoting diamonds, but I found the quote offensive. My sapphire wasn’t cheap. And I do wear diamonds occasionally and no one comments on them. But that morganite gets all the attention. Everytime I wear it out, I ususally have to take it off and pass it around!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I LOVE morganites, I just think they are stunning!!
Moonadea has a beautiful morganite engagement ring. I’m sure she’ll be able to help you out Smile

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

i have had my heart set on morganite forever and they are hard enough to wear every day. if it sways you any morganite are said to be a powerful stone when it comes to love and commitment and have properties that re-enforce love trust commitment and passion in relationships!

 

also they are freaking pretty, i have seen plenty in person and they are peachy and pink but not pink saphire pink much more subduded than that. i think they are great for everyday wear especially if you get them set in white gold or platinum it helps to dilute the color a little bit (which i like) but if you want that peachier pink go with rose gold it sets them off beautifully, or you can do what i’m doing and get a white gold ring and set just the morganite with rose gold prongs and basket.

Post # 16
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Wannabee

Hello everyone,
I know its been a while since this post but did anyone find out who make that morganite ring?
It’s exactly what I’m looking for!
Thank you!

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