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Morganite

Morganite is the pink to orange-pink variety of beryl, a mineral that includes emerald and aquamarine.

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Natural color

Blends of pink and orange are typical natural morganite colors.

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Size

At 146.58 cts., this oval-cut morganite is a sizeable specimen.

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Pleochroism

This stone displays stronger colors at the ends of its oval shape.

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Hexagonal shape

This crystal displays the typical hexagonal growth patterns of beryl.

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Associated minerals

This morganite crystal is nestled in lepidocrocite.

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Steps

This crystal formed to resemble a series of hexagonal steps.

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Research

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Tucson 2016

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G-Color CVD Synthetic Diamond
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Deep blue fluorescence in a CVD synthetic diamond mimics patterns found in natural specimens.

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CVD Synthetic Round Brilliant
Round CVD Synthetic Diamond Over 1 Ct Identified in Hong Kong Lab

Advances in CVD growth technology have resulted in crystals that yield well-proportioned round brilliant cuts.

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Stellate Zircon Inclusions in Vivid Purple-Pink Morganite

Zircon clusters and other inclusions help to create an unusual vivid purple-pink morganite specimen.

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A compilation of gem news from around the world, covering topics such as localities, unusual gem materials, market news, new products, discoveries, jewelry manufacturing techniques, and industry trends.

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A Status Report on Gemstones from Afghanistan

An overview of the plentiful and various gem materials being discovered and produced in Afghanistan.

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Gem-Bearing Pegmatites: A Review

A survey of the current gemological knowledge of pegmatites, including the gem varieties aquamarine, tourmaline, and topaz.

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Beryl

Chemically pure beryl is colorless, but trace elements give rise to green, blue and pink/red colors.

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