Morganite was first discovered in California in the early twentieth century. A rich gem find of tourmaline, kunzite, and other gems outside San Diego started a gem rush in the region. Morganite was an exciting new discovery, one that drew the attention of the world's most important gem buyer: George Kunz of Tiffany & Co. He decided to name it in honor of his biggest customer: millionaire bank tycoon J.P. Morgan, who was an avid gem collector.
Although its color is pastel, it has a lushness rare in pink gemstones.
There are deposits of this gemstone in Brazil, Mozambique, Namibia, Afghanistan, and Russia.
Morganite is a durable gemstone perfect for everyday wear. Clean with mild dish soap: use a toothbrush to scrub behind the stone where dust can collect.
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Information Courtesy of AGTA