*** Pink Beryl (Morganite) Rough Cut Smooth Nugget Bead ***
1.) approx. size : 18.6~20.8mm x 14.6~16.2mm x 8.9~10.73mm (L x W x D)
2.) Quantity: 4 beads
3.) approx. weight : 18 grams = 90 carats
4.) This listing is for the exact stone shown in the photo.
5.) Color of gemstone may vary slightly from screen to screen.
~~~ Morganite, also known as "pink beryl", "rose beryl", "pink emerald", is certainly the best-known of the colorful group of Beryl family along with Aquamarine and Emerald, though its rarity stands in the way of it becoming a common jewelry stone.
Morganite's color can range from a soft pink, to peach, to violet-pink, to salmon-pink. Its color is serene and tender, radiating a charm and vitality like no other pink gem. The pink color of Morganite is attributed to Mn2+ ions.
In geology, beryl is a mineral composed of beryllium aluminium cyclosilicate with the chemical formula Be3Al2(SiO3)6. Pure beryl is colorless, but it is frequently tinted by impurities, possible colors are green, blue, yellow, red, pink and white.
Pink beryl of fine color and good sizes was first discovered on an island on the coast of Madagascar in 1910. In December that same year, the New York Academy of Sciences named the pink variety of beryl "Morganite" after the American banker and mineral collector J. P. Morgan.
On October 7, 1989, one of the largest gem Morganite specimens ever uncovered, eventually called "The Rose of Maine," was found at the Bennett Quarry in Buckfield, Maine, US. The crystal, originally somewhat orange in hue, was 23 cm (9 in) long and about 30 cm (12 in) across, and weighed (along with its matrix) just over 50 pounds (23 kg).
Today, this gemstone mainly comes from deposits in Brazil, Madagascar, Afghanistan and California. Its good hardness of 7.5 to 8 on the Mohs scale is the reason for its excellent wearing qualities. ~~~
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