Gemstone Beads, Morganite, Natural, Round, 6mm
The colors of these beautiful 6mm, Round, Natural, Morganite, Gemstone Beads vary from cream, pale pink, pale blue, bronze, and soft pistachio.
They would look lovely paired with gold or silver findings and either just re-strung on their own or strung with some of our other gemstone beads.
This transparent peachy stone was originally discovered in California and Madagascar during the 1900s. Originally referred to as pink beryl, Morganite was renamed in 1911 at the suggestion of George F. Kunz, chief gemologist of Tiffany and Co. The stone was named in honor of J.P. Morgan, a financier and gem collector who provided significant mineral contributions to the American Museum of Natural History in New York. It also helped Morgan was a loyal Tiffany and Co. customer, where most Morganite was sold at the time.
With its soft pinkish hue, Morganite is often associated with innocence, sweetness, romance and love. In general, Morganite is connected to the heart and is attuned to the heart chakra. Morganite is believed to bring healing, compassion and promise to those who wear it. Morganite opens wearers to unconditional love while dissolving ego. Though not an actual birthstone, Morganite is said to be an excellent stone for the zodiac signs of Pisces, Taurus and Cancer.
This unique gemstone is a delight to use when designing jewelry. For a monochromatic color palette, combine with other pink-hued materials such as Vintage Rose Crystals or, for varying opacity, Powder Rose and Rosaline Crystal Pearls. All beryl stones play well together due to their brilliant luster, meaning Morganite looks stunning in jewelry designs alongside Aquamarine, Emerald, Goshenite, Heliodor and Red Beryl. In fact, pink looks fantastic with most other colors, infusing designs with a youthful air.
Though Morganite is a resilient stone with a Mohs hardness of 7-1/2, gentle cleaning methods are still the best. Easily clean Morganite gemstones by rinsing in room temperature water with mild soap. Be sure to thoroughly dry the stone and any jewelry settings. An untreated cloth can also be used to restore shine and polish. Since Morganite can be affected by high heat, it's best to not use steaming or boiling methods. It's also a good idea to not store Morganite in prolonged heat or direct sunlight. To avoid scratching this clear gemstone, place Morganite jewelry in a soft pouch or in its own velveteen tray when not worn.
**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Beaded Creations® does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.
NB* Natural gemstone or semi precious stones come from minerals. Due to their natural form, the stones may have tiny flaws. Cutting or polishing or different batches also makes every piece of gemstone vary in color and size.
- Mohs Hardness: 7-1/2
- Diameter: 6mm
- Hole: 0.5mm
- Origin: Africa/Brazil/China/India/Madagascar/Russia/USA
- Strand Length: 40.cm
- SOLD PER STRAND - +/- 60 BEADS PER STRAND