Modern brides have never had it so good. Besides the extraordinary array of ring styles and metal choices now, today’s bride has a colorful array of engagement ring choices at her fingertips—literally! We love diamonds of course, who doesn’t? But the trending pattern now is to select a more personalized option of gemstone centers rather than diamonds in their engagement rings.
The Rich and Famous Love Gemstone Engagement Rings
Choosing a colored stone as the central focal point of an engagement ring is also the favored ring choice of celebrities and royalty. Most all European royal brides have selected colored stones as their main gem in their bridal jewelry. Princess Diana wowed the public with her choice of a sapphire engagement ring. Her friend Sarah, Duchess of York chose a ruby—as fiery as her crimson locks. More recently when Britain’s Princess Eugenie got engaged, she stunned the public with a rare Padparadscha (naturally colored peach sapphire) engagement ring.
So don’t worry that getting a Morganite engagement ring will be seen as too trendy, because those many other brides who could choose anything they wanted, opted for a center stone that reflected their personality and individuality—and all those options have an enduring appeal.
The reason besides being lovely to look at is that colored stone engagement rings are highly personalized to the tastes of the bride. Could that be you?
Take a Look at Morganite
We’d like to suggest you take a good look at Morganite, an ultra-feminine natural gemstone that makes a gorgeous centerpiece of a modern engagement ring. This stone is a member of the beryl family of gemstones. Other famous-colored stones in this species include emerald and also aquamarine to name a few. But Morganite is unique for its blushing hue. Most often seen in a slightly peachy-pink, this stone makes an alluring engagement ring---it’s soft, feminine and oh so romantic. Since they are indeed natural stones found in the earth, you may come across some that are more purplish pink, while a few might appear to be more orangish-pink.
It’s the naturally tinted aspect to this gemstone that many brides find so appealing. Not only is their choice of Morganite as the center stone an individualized one, but each stone may be slightly different from the next—adding to its allure. Here’s an added trait you’ll love. Like many gemstones in the beryl family, Morganite tends to be a very clean stone. So that means, even if you choose a large carat size stone, you’ll notice that it’s a very high clarity gemstone—so the brilliance will always be there for you.
Morganite’s Famous Name & History
You may have wondered where the name Morganite came from—and that is part of the romance of this stone. It turns out JP Morgan, the wealthy American industrialist of the 19th century was also an avid mineral collector. He had one of the world’s finest collections of natural minerals and gemstones. Today his world class collection can be seen in New York’s Museum of Natural History—the Gem Hall. Morgan’s good friend and gemologist, GF Kunz discovered this lovely stone in 1901 and named it after JP Morgan to honor his devotion to gemstone and mineral collecting.
Even though fine specimens of Morganite are valuable, you will be pleasantly surprised to discover that you can get a quite large central Morganite stone for your engagement ring at a fraction of the cost of the same size diamond. So, you can have an outstanding ring and a quite large one too—whatever is your preference, and still not break the bank.
Personalize Your Morganite
The delicate color of Morganite is a natural for pairing it with dainty romantic ring settings, even the popular vintage style ring choices. And here’s another fact you’ll want to consider. Since the stone has such a subtle hue, it will look lovely in whatever metal color you prefer. Choose white or yellow metals, and don’t forget considering its most natural pairing—rose gold. If you don’t already have jewelry in rose gold, but want to make sure it’s going to be complementary to your other jewelry, you could select a two-toned metal variety---that’s rose gold and white gold. The options are many.
A timeless choice for a Morganite ring might be set in white gold or platinum with accents white diamonds. Even a halo surrounding your center Morganite will add to its brilliance and make a wonderful complement
Whatever metal you choose, your Morganite ring will give off a warm and tender vibe that you’ll love and others will admire.
We all know that different colors look better on one person’s skin tone than on others. That’s why we try on so many different colored jewelry items to see what looks best with our skin tone. With Morganite, you have a winner, because it looks stunning on just about any skin tone. It is a pale transparent gemstone and when placed next to the skin, it blends seamlessly to the wearers own skin tone—just as if it were made for her. Best thing is to try one on and see for yourself. You may never want to take off your Morganite ring.