Morganite is a rare light pink to rose-colored variety of the mineral Beryl. It has a dazzling brilliance and soft color that ranges from clear pink to a lovely peach.
Morganite was first discovered in California in the early twentieth century outside San Diego, starting a gem rush in the region. The stone’s rarity keeps it relatively affordable, since it isn’t available in enough quantity to cut in standard sizes and use in manufactured jewelry.
Morganite remains a connoisseur gem, for those who are willing to seek it out for its unique combination of soft shades and dazzling brilliance.