Morganite is a transparent stone with a vitreous or glassy luster. Its magnesium content makes the stone pink, while trace amounts of iron produce a tinge of yellow or orange. The mixture of both colours gives morganite its signature peachy or salmon pink colour. Morganite is also called “pink beryl” and “rose beryl.”
Morganite has This means it displays various colours when viewed from different angles due to how the stone absorbs light. Some morganite gemstones can exhibit a cat eye effect or a star-like effect.
Morganite is a rare variety of the beryl stone and is usually found in small quantities with other minerals. It occurs as short, hexagonal crystals in granite pegmatites and cavities. Although rare, morganite crystals are extracted in numerous deposits around the world namely Afghanistan, Brazil, China, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Russia, Zimbabwe, and the USA.
As a beryl, morganite has a hardness rating of 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale. With outstanding durability, this mineral is widely used as material for jewelry items (e.g., morganite rings, bracelets, and necklaces).
Morganite is a heart stone that grants love and compassion. When used during meditation, it fills your aura with a soothing and relaxing energy, from head to foot. When your heart is weighed down by fear, pain, and worry, use morganite to open up your heart and receive healing. Morganite will instill in your courage and confidence to process these feelings.
It is a great stone to work with for people recovering from trauma. If you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one or struggling to move on after a breakup, morganite will become your ally.