Morganite has a variety of other aliases, including “pink beryl,” pink “emerald,” “rose beryl” and others. After its initial discovery in 1910, large deposits of morganite were found in California in the United States, leading gemologists to name the precious stone after its most probable buyer in the region – banking mogul J.P. Morgan.
Morganites refined, peachy coloring makes it a regal addition to feminine jewelry. Not as well known as its beryl-cousins emerald and aquamarine, morganite has failed to gain large followings because of a lack of standard-sized stones available for shaping and polishing into wearable pieces.
With colors ranging from salmon to violet-pink, morganite is often free from inclusions, though it is usually found in small-sized deposits.