They say that the wedding day is the most unforgettable day in a woman’s life. For many though they day their husbands proposed to them is just as memorable or probably even more. It seems that most girls are waiting for the day when the love of their life will go down on their knees, take out a diamond ring from their pockets and then say the magic words: “Will you marry me?” This scenario has not changed much in years, except for the diamond ring. In recent years, it has become more and more acceptable to use a stone other than a diamond on an engagement ring. This is why you see rings with stones such as sapphire and even morganite. What is morganite, you may ask. This article will let you know all you need to know about morganite engagement rings.
History of morganite
Morganite got its name from JP Morgan, the rich business man responsible for financing the expedition that led to the discovery of the stone in Madagascar in 1910. Mr. Morgan is an avid collector of different kinds of gemstones and he is a good friend of George Kunz, who then was serving as a gemologist with the famous Tiffany & Co. jewelry store. Together, the two set up one of the most extensive exhibit of gemstones in history during the Paris World Fair in 1889. Kuntz was also the man entrusted by Morgan to find rare gems from him. With his passion for collecting rare stones and his contributions to the field of gemology, it is only natural for the pink stone discovered by Kuntz in Madagascar to be named after Morgan.
Morganite engagement rings
Like any woman out there, you are probably dreaming of a diamond engagement ring. But I hope that you will give me a chance to introduce to you this wonderful stone called morganite and how it can be a good stone to use for an engagement ring. The first thing that you will notice about this stone is its wonderful pinkish hue. It has a warm feminine tone that you simply cannot find with other stones even the most expensive ones. A person wearing a morganite stone simply stands out in a crowd. And since many people are not familiar with the stone yet, they tend to get amazed when they encounter it for the first time. So if you are looking for a stone that is unique but looks classy at the same time, then you should consider getting a morganite engagement ring.
You probably know already that diamond is the most durable material in the world. This is why only a diamond can cut a diamond. The slogan, a diamond lasts forever, is not just empty words that some marketing professionals came up with. Many couples actually want a diamond for their engagement rings because they want their relationships to be just as lasting and durable. Morganite may not be as tough as a diamond but it can also holds its own when it comes to durability. It is tough enough to be worn on a daily basis without having to worry about your precious ring being scratched.
Price may be the major drawing factor of morganite. But more and more people are choosing the pinkish stone because of its look. In fact, many think that morganite look more gorgeous that a diamond. Some people choose a diamond just for the sake of choosing a diamond. This is why it is not unusual to see a ring with a 6 carat diamond but with an appearance that is not so appealing. Why sacrifice looks for status when you can have a beautiful ring at a price that will not put you in debt for
Times are a changing as they say. And it seems like the dominance of diamond when it comes to engagement rings is nearing its end. For people who are brave enough to think out of the box for their engagement and wedding, morganite is an excellent choice. It may not be as durable as diamond but it looks gorgeous. And because it costs considerably less, you will surely have enough money left for actually building a life together.