(Closed) to tourmaline or morganite is the question?!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: which tourmaline or morganite?
    1.06 tourmaline : (9 votes)
    19 %
    1.18 tourmaline : (6 votes)
    13 %
    1.25 tourmaline : (9 votes)
    19 %
    1.40 morganite : (9 votes)
    19 %
    1.52 morganite : (5 votes)
    11 %
    2.58 morganite : (9 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    They’re all really pretty so I see why it’s hard to decide! I like the cut and color of the first one best, however (1.06 tourmaline).

    Post # 4
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    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I’m currently obsessed with morganite so I voted for the round morganite. Maybe not so large, but a round morganite.

    Post # 7
    Member
    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    Is tourmaline harder than morganite? The concern I have for a morganite ring is that it might scratch easily. I have heard of people getting the wear marks where the facets meet.

    Post # 8
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    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    the colors of the first and third  tourmaline are sooooo lovely.

     

    i do really like morganite, though. i guess my question is which one is stronger/more resilient?

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    okay! that’s excellent. then i guess it comes down to personal preference for you.  when i was thinking about morganite, i personally really liked the paler ones.  the tourmaline stones look so rich and vibrant, though. i really really love them.  i think 1.25ct is a great size, too.

    Post # 11
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    1866 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I would not get a morganite ring – even though they look so beautiful, I’ve heard they scratch/chip relatively easily.  I’ve also heard that over time, the color fades when exposed to a lot of sunlight.

    Post # 14
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    5199 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    Even if you stick with rounds, there is no guarantee you can keep your setting, as it all depends on the dimensions of the stone and your particular setting.  Not sure what stone you have right now, but you also cannot just compare one carat weight of one gem to another and assume they will have the same dimensions. Not sure about tourmaline and morganite weight, but for example, sapphire weights more than diamond, so a 1 ct sapphire is smaller than a 1 ct diamond (assuming both are cut well!). Traditional cut sapphires also have much fatter bellies than a diamond round brilliant. Emeralds on the other hand are lighter, as I recall, than diamonds.

    You really need to stick very close to your current dimensions if you want to use your exact setting. Depending on your setting, there may also be limits on how much it can be modified to accomodate even a slight change in dimensions.

    If you are going to have to change your setting anyway, you might as well choose the stone that you really like.

     

    ETA: Oh, and I like the 1.4ct oval!

    Post # 15
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Mohs goes up to 10 though. The stones are ok for careful daily use.

    I like the 1.40 oval morganite.

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