Few people are aware of the lovely pink gemstone known as Morganite, but after seeing it they are likely to become fanatics. Morganite was first discovered in the early 20th century in California. It is actually a variety of the mineral beryl, which is also responsible for creating emeralds and aquamarine; the name “morganite” refers to the pink variety of beryl. For this reason, morganite is also called pink emerald, pink beryl and rose emerald due to its hue that ranges from a kiss of pale pink to a rich rose color.
When morganite was first discovered, it sparked a craze among women who fell in love with its gorgeous pink color. The gemstone was usually set in intricate white gold, as was the style at the turn of the 20th century. Pairing the girly pink morganite stone with a dainty, elaborate white gold setting creates a beautifully feminine piece of jewelry. It’s a look that hopeless romantics and vintage lovers alike can appreciate, which is why we have recreated the effect with our antique style morganite ring.
Set in solid 14K white gold, the oval-shaped morganite stone on our ring measures 10 mm x 8 mm. The band itself is carved with intricate flowers and filigree reminiscent of the early 20th century jewelry styles that inspired the ring. To achieve an authentic vintage look, the white gold is left untreated with rhodium for a soft, beautiful finish. This ring would make a lovely birthday present, bridal gift, or anniversary gift for the lady in your life who appreciates treasured vintage style jewelry.
View it online at Apples of Gold.
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