Morganite is a beryl, the sister stone of emerald and aquamarine. It was first discovered in California and is named for J.P. Morgan, one of the greatest financiers in history and one of the most important gem collectors in the early 1900s. Originally known as pink beryl, the peachy pink variety is rarer than aquamarine. Morganite crystals can be quite large, with stones in Brazil weighing over 22 pounds. The largest Morganite weighing in at 50 pounds was uncovered in the U.S. in 1989 and named “The Rose of Maine.” The largest faceted Morganite is a 598.70-carat cushion-shape from Madagascar in the collection of the British Museum. Symbolically, Morganite is thought to induce peace, joy and inner strength
Le Vian® welcomes its newest flavor of Morganite - Papaya Morganite™ - into its family of flavorful gems. Papaya Morganite™ features a unique fruity sun-kissed orange flavor. Le Vian® complements the gem with Strawberry Gold® and Vanilla Diamonds®, sometimes added Chocolate Diamonds® accents for sweet contrast.