Morganite Vs Diamonds: Exploring the Difference with Gemstones

Are you on the hunt for a new piece of jewellery that adds a stunning twist on the typical diamond front runner? Whether you’re looking to purchase an engagement ring for your special someone or to add a timeless statement ring to your existing collection, morganite has become one of the most favoured gemstones available. Perfect for those who love to stand out in a crowd or anyone looking for something a little more unique than standard diamond ware, morganite rings are a beautiful inclusion for any special occasion. Below, we’ll compare and contrast some key differences between morganite and diamonds to help you make an informed decision when choosing your perfect fit. Read on to learn more!

What is Morganite?

If you’ve haven’t heard of morganite jewellery previously, you’re not alone. While morganite has become one of the most popular options among jewellery fans today, it is a relatively new addition to the market, especially where engagement rings are concerned. Morganite is distinctive from diamonds and other gems due to its telltale peach hue that adds a lovely splash of colour to any piece. First discovered in 1910, morganite has seen increasing demand since the late 2010’s and is particularly favoured by younger couples looking for a more unique touch to their engagement, as well as those who prefer to embrace the unconventional and make a statement with their jewellery.

Morganite, like its cousins emerald and aquamarine is a gemstone formed from the mineral beryl. Its unique pink hue makes it a gorgeous fit for all kinds of fine jewellery, especially when set in rose gold to highlight the depths of its colour.

Budget Friendly

One of the biggest reasons morganite has come to prominence in the past few years is its relative affordability for engagement rings compared to their diamond counterparts. While every piece is unique and has a price reflective of this fact, generally speaking morganite engagement rings that are in excess of one carat tend to be significantly cheaper than diamond models. This means that, should you have a specific design in mind, you may be able to make your budget go farther with a morganite stone instead of a diamond centre piece.

Did you know? Paris Jewellers carries a wide range of morganite jewellery at all price points. Learn more here!

Born to Stand Out

As we’ve mentioned above, the pink hue of morganite gems make them quite different than their diamond counterparts. Just as with any naturally occurring mineral, the coloration of each gem will vary slightly, but each stone has a beautiful tone unlike anything else. This coloration makes morganite a stunning choice for engagement rings, anniversary gifts, earrings, bracelets, and everything else imagine. With a natural delicateness and beauty that shines through in every piece, and each stone is sure to help you remember your special moments for ever!

Note that, while morganite gems may not sparkle as much as a natural diamond, they are still endlessly beautiful and can shimmer quite a bit in the right lighting!

Durability

It’s no secret that part of the reason diamonds have long been the go to for engagement rings is their immense durability that makes them ideal for day to day wear. Similarly, morganite is a highly durable gemstone. Despite not reaching the same hardness rating as a diamond (which is at the top of the scale), morganite registers at about 1/7th as hard as diamonds, meaning that with the proper care, they’re likely to last a lifetime!

Which to Choose?

If you’re still stuck debating between diamonds and alternatives like morganite, it’s best to remember this: only you know what’s best for you, as well as your intended gift recipient. Paris Jewellers’ team of experts are more than happy to help you find the perfect fit for your special occasion, and will help you learn the ins and outs of each piece so you feel confident and happy with whatever you decide. Best of all, our 30-day money back guarantee makes it easy to choose without any stress; after all, that’s the last thing you need when getting ready to make the memory of a lifetime!

Learn more about morganite and other kinds of engagement rings by contacting our team today!