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What is a morganite?
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What is aquamarine?
What is a color-change sapphire?
What do ruby and sapphire have in common?
When was the first jewelry made?
What does karat and carat denote.
What is a cognac diamond?
Why is orange pink sapphire so rare?


What is a morganite?
Morganite is the same mineral as emerald and aquamarine when it found in pink crystal and gem clarity it is named as such by George Kunz of Tiffany & Co. Kunz knew that this rich pink gem was something exceptional and he bought all he could. He decided to name it in honor of his biggest customer: millionaire bank tycoon J.P. Morgan, who was an avid gem collector. Although morganite was also discovered in 1908 in Madagascar and there are also deposits in Brazil, Mozambique, Namibia, Afghanistan, and Russia, it remains relatively rare. In fact, its 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. With a hardness of 7.5, morganite is a durable gem 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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Please email us for more information before you purchase.
Yes, we want to talk to you about our products if you should have any questions.

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What is aquamarine?
Aquamarines and emeralds are from the same mineral which is beryl that comes in many colors.

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What is a color-change sapphire?
Sapphires that usually change from violet in regular light bulb view to blue in natural sun daylight.

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What do ruby and sapphire have in common?
Both ruby and sapphire come from the mineral corundum and both have the same hardness.

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When was the first jewelry made?
Around 75,000 years ago and in the form of beads.

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What does karat and carat denote.
When they are abbrv. kt or k are used for karat. there are 24 karats in pure gold and 12 karats in 50% pure gold. Carat is abbrv. ct and there are 5 carats in one gram. So don't get your carrots mixed up.

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What is a cognac diamond?
Cognac diamonds are a mix of colors, some on the lighter or darker side of orange-yellow-redish, with these blending to create a unique color that is very individually rare. Check some bottles of cognac and see how the liquid varies in shades depending on what light source the view takes place.

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Why is orange pink sapphire so rare?
It's very difficult for those two colors to appear as one, to form a very beautiful reflection of the two colors. Looks like a lotus blossom in full bloom.

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