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Where to buy a morganite ring?

dcp2012

Rough_Rock
Joined
Nov 14, 2013
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Hi,

I'm helping out a friend who wants to buy his girlfriend a morganite engagement ring. We are in a small town, none of the local jewellers deal with morganite, they almost scoff at anyone requesting it. Can anyone recommend a reputable online store to find a morganite ring? Also, any education to be offered on how to choose a morganite stone? Probably in the 1-1.5 carat equivalent size, a cushion stone. Thanks!
 

FightGravity

Shiny_Rock
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Mar 26, 2015
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240
Post in the colored stones subforum - you will get more help there!

But in brief, your friend should be aware that morganite is not a very hard stone, so it will need to be babied. Sapphire comes in a similar color, and is a more durable choice. The experts on the colored stone forum can point you towards some good stones if your friend has a sense of what color his girlfriend wants (pinker vs more brown, how saturated, etc).
 

ChristineRose

Brilliant_Rock
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Aug 5, 2012
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Morganite can fade in the sunlight, which is another reason why it's not often found in engagement rings.

There's a lot of conflicting info on what does or does not make a morganite fade, but the GIA says heat treated ones do not fade. Apparently the heat treating "pre-fades" it and you can rely on the color being permanent.
 
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