Morganite, Blue, Natural, Smooth, Nuggets, Varied Sizes, One 8-10mm Strand

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 Morganite, BlueNatural, Smooth, Nuggets, Varied Sizes, One 8-10mm Strand

This price is for one strand 15 to 16 inches long. 

10-8mm smooth nugget strands have 45 to 47 pieces. 

Morganite is a beryl, a mineral that includes emerald and aquamarine. The most common color of is shades of pink which is caused by the presence of manganese.

It was originally discovered on the coast of Madagascar in 1911. Then it was also found in California around the same time. Within that same year, a chief geologist at Tiffany & Co, renamed it Morganite after the mineral collector and financier, JP Morgan.

Morganite can be found in many locations around the world. The two most significant deposits are found in Brazil and Madagascar. Other notable sources Morganite include Afghanistan, China, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Russia, and the USA (California and Maine).

Hardness 7.5-8

This is a natural stone that has had no treatment other than cutting, and polishing in China.