9CT GOLD MORGANITE & DIAMOND STUD EARRINGS
Morganite and diamond stud earrings; these beautiful earrings boast drops of 5mm x4mm pear cut Morganite, set inside 9ct yellow gold rubover setting. 0.01ct diamond sits atop of the pear. Earring backs are post and butterfly for a secure fit and a more elegant appeal.
A matching pendant is available, and also this style of earring is available with Amethyst, light Swiss Blue Topaz, and London Blue Topaz, also with matching pendants.
Morganite was first discovered alongside other gems, including Tourmaline and Aquamarine, in Pala, California in the early 20th century. Although this gemstone began its life millions of years ago, it has only been known and recognised in its own right since this time. It was named after the banker, JP Morgan, who was a great customer of the renowned gemologist George Frederick Kunz. He discovered discovered deposits of Morganite, which was of special interest to him, in Madagascar.
Its depth of colour determines the quality and value of Morganite. Sometimes the gem can be confused with Kunzite, however Kunzite is more of a bluish pink, whilst Morganite is more of an orangey, peach-pink. The clarity value depends on personal preference; there are plenty of women who prefer a Morganite with small inclusions, as it gives the appearance of fine silk.