John and Laura Ramsey write: More Rough-Uncut Morganite

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Last post everybody loved the picture of the rough-uncut Morganite crystal. We decided to add in another photo of rough Morganite. This time you can see the more normal orange color that a lot of Morganite displays coming out of the ground. From certain mines the color is intense enough that cut stones show a nice color as-is. Some people like the peachy color. If you take these stones and put them out in the sun—especially a hot Brazilian sun—they will turn pink. Many people like the pink color. The pink color is stable and will not turn a different color in the sun. If a person wants to accelerate the color change from Peach to Pink all you have to do is put the stones in a kiln. Run the kiln up to about 900` and turn it off. This simply accelerates a natural process and is accepted and well known in the gem trade.

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6 thoughts on “John and Laura Ramsey write: More Rough-Uncut Morganite

  1. I love the gem morganite . I named my cat yrs ago Morgan after the stone ! Thanks again for all the info on it. I miss you guys on tv . Trisha

    • Hi Trisha— thanks for dropping by. We have a lot of people together with us on Facebook. Please get together with us all in that space. We’re opening a store as part of RAMSEYGEMS.com hopefully this October. Please say hi to Morgan for us. We love little kitty-cats!!! Cheers—J&L

  2. John and Laura, I have a 20×15 mm peach morganite loose stone that I purchased from you many years ago and absolutely love the “different” color, since all my other morganites are the pink variety (which is also lovely, of course!). I didn’t know it was possible to change the peach color to pink–very interesting! Is the peach color itself natural? Will the color change to pink with normal exposure to daylight/sunlight?

    • Hi Gail—- the rough Morganite I bought, back in the day, all came out of the mine with the peach color as seen in the photo in the blog. So, it is a natural color. The reason the color in the rough is so intense is that the pieces average about the size of a door knob. Larger stones are darker just as one lens from some sunglasses placed over another similar lens will be darker— it is filtering out more light. Yes, in a very intense daylight or in a kiln it should be possible to turn a peach stone into a pink stone. It is generally thought not to be reversible however. This was the simple, easy answer. There are a lot more items that could be added in but they would only tend to be confusing. More on Morganite in other blogs. Thanks for being part of the gem-party. 🙂

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