Morganite is a varitey of the mineral Beryl. This stunning pink gemstone was named after the American banker J.P. Morgan. Beryl (Be3Al2(Si6O18) can be found in a variety of colors that are caused from impurities in the mineral. Morganite gets its color from trace impurities of manganese which turns the stone pale pink to orange pink in color. Morganite is relatively hard, so it is ideal for use in jewelry.


Morganite was discovered in Madagascar, and other deposits have since been found in; Brazil, Mozambique, Namibia, Afghanistan, and Russia.

Properties, Treatments & Lab Created

Morganite is rated a 7.5 – 8 on the Mohs scale.

Morganite can be heat treated to enhance the color and to get rid of any yellow that may be present in the gem.

They do not make lab morganite, but they have the knowledge and technology to make aquamarine another form of beryl. With that ability, they may be able to create lab morganite, and just do not at this time. There are simulants that resemble the pale pink color of morganite.