Wouldn’t you love to have a shiny, new diamond? We are all lovers of crystals here, but who can say no to the most coveted rock on the planet? Now, many of us can’t afford the price of a diamond, whether you wanted it or not. That’s when Morganite—a gorgeous peach-tinted alternative to the diamond comes into play. While Morganite may not be quite the same, it’s definitely the more affordable choice for those looking for a spectacular stone. A symbol of love and stimulator of the heart chakra, Morganite is becoming a fashionable choice for engagement rings, too.
If you’re looking for a rare gem that screams “I love you” (for your partner or for yourself!) and that doesn’t break the bank, it’s time to consider Morganite. Read on to find out about the pink-hued stone, its healing properties, and how it rivals some of the most expensive crystals out there.
The History of Morganite
The stunning stone was first discovered in sunny California in the early 1900s. At first, those who discovered it didn’t know it was such a special find. Morganite belongs to the Beryl family, alongside emerald and aquamarine. So the discovery was first called pink Beryl. The Beryl family also often includes blues, greens, reds, and gold colors.
The New York Academy of Sciences officially renamed Pink Beryl, soon after they realized it was something worthy of its own title. It was then called “Morganite,” named after the famous American gem collector at Tiffany’s, J. Pierpont Morgan. Today, Morganite is still referred to as Pink Beryl, Cesian Beryl, and sometimes even Pink Emerald. Although a spectacular stone, the rarity, and clarity still don’t rival its cousin, the emerald—but it’s fun to compare.
The stone is mostly sourced in Mozambique, Nigeria, and Madagascar. It’s also produced throughout California, Brazil, and Afghanistan, among other places.
Morganite’s Healing Properties
Morganite’s baby pink hue gives weight to its symbolism of love, innocence, and health. Known to stimulate the heart chakra, Morganite is a healer of matters of the heart. Also a high vibration stone, it’s been known to raise your energy and heighten intentions related to relationships. A bringer of unconditional love, it’s a beacon of friendships, partners, and self-love that weather any storm.
Historically, ancient Romans believed that all crystal members of the Beryl family held aphrodisiac properties. They believed the wearer of the Beryl crystal would attract feelings of love and desire, strengthening the relationships with their partners. Crystals of this family were used in ceremonies that honor Tiamat, the Sumero-Babylonian goddess of chaos.
How to Use Morganite
As Morganite is a high-frequency stone that opens the heart chakra, it should be used with intention. A very popular use for it is in jewelry. Undeniably beautiful and feminine, it is best worn in rings (becoming an increasingly popular engagement ring option). No matter how you choose to wear it, know that it’s working to heal your heart and bring you enlightened positivity.
Known to bring calmness to the heart, too, it could be worn to business meetings to help with communication. A beacon of hope for the lonely, others choose to wear it when meeting friends and needing a boost of social communication.
To max out its healing potential, a crystal grid or chakra-cleansing meditation session are two amazing ways to open up the heart. Simply place Morganite in the representative space for the heart chakra and let the peachy-pink high frequency understand your intentions and help manifest your communication and relationship goals.
To focus on only matters of the heart, Morganite harmonizes with other heart-opening crystals like Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Rhodochrosite, Pink Opal, and of course, Aquamarine and Emerald. The energy of Morganite also gets along with other higher frequency crystals such as Quartz, Selenite, and Phenacite. Use the powerful combination of energies to push aside all the negative space, bring forth your higher knowledge, and accept only light, love, and positivity into your life.
As it may take lots of focus and energy to manifest your heart-happy goals when it comes to working with Morganite and its other love-enhancing, energy-lifting friends, you’ll really need to focus on keeping that aura cleansed and where you want it. After working with Morganite in your crystal grid of chakra-cleansing session, you may want to consider carrying a protection stone with you for a while. Try Black Tourmaline, Onyx, or Black Kyanite. These black-as-night stones protect your heart from picking up negative energy and even keep others from influencing your mood. This will ensure your cleansed heart will remain as compassionate, warm, and inviting as you had intended!
How to Clean Morganite
Morganite is commonly found in jewelry, making it a stone that may require some cleanliness to keep people in awe of your gorgeous pink gem. As oils and lotions from your hands may cloud the gem, you could try using a traditional at-home cleansing method for this one. Soak it in warm water, then gently brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush and soapy water to clean. Then rinse again. However, as with any professional quality gemstone, you may prefer taking it to a jeweler for proper maintenance.
Enjoy the Stunning Shine and Warm Energy from Morganite
Morganite offers a unique, gentle pink vibration that anyone can benefit from on a day-to-day basis. Its pale rays of warmth and compassionate energy help nurture the heart, healing it from stale, unhelpful feelings. Let it attract an abundance of love and encourage healthy communication between you and your loved ones. This “Pink Beryl” is a sight for sore eyes; a perfect healing crystal to wear amongst your most prized possessions. Rivaling its crystal cousins, the emerald and aquamarine, Morganite is a special gem that will catch your eye and forever become hard to forget. If you’re lucky enough to add Morganite to your dazzling collection, let it evoke its innocent joy into your body—as it has been doing for many others for more than a hundred years.