Diamond vs. Morganite: A Comparison Jewellery Guide

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If you are looking for a special piece of jewellery, then you probably considered diamonds.

However, these gemstones can be expensive. This is why you need to take into consideration other stones which can shine just as bright as the diamonds.

Morganite, for instance, is a great alternative to diamonds because it comes with a lower price.

In this article, we are going to make a quick comparison between diamonds and morganites.

If you are wondering what is morganite, then you should know that it’s a semi-precious stone which comes in a peachy shade. Now, let’s see which of these beautiful stones should you buy.

Tradition

If you are looking for a special jewellery, diamonds are a more traditional option, especially for an engagement ring. Diamonds are known as a girl’s best friend and most women opt for diamonds when they select a ring.

While it might be traditional to purchase a diamond necklace or bracelet, this also means that most people select diamonds too.

If you want to stand out in the crowd and get a unique gemstone, you should check out a morganite ring. These semi-precious stones are a more special alternative.

When you buy a diamond ring it’s possible that at least one of your friends has a similar one.

Prestige

Unfortunately, morganite stones, which are a variety of beryl, are not as prestigious as diamonds are. This might mean that people won’t be as impressed with a morganite ring as they are when they see a diamond ring.

However, you need to take into consideration your preferences and the setting of the ring before you choose the stone.

Appeal

Because of the pale shades of violet and peach, the morganite has a great, romantic look. Also, it is suited for engagement rings made out of rose gold or yellow gold.

However, diamonds also have a special look because of their brilliance. Unfortunately, it is harder to find a diamond with the shade of peach like morganite

Match

When it comes to matching your outfit with a piece of jewelry, then diamonds are the best. They go well with any color or type of outfit.

This applies only when you purchase colorless diamonds. Just like any stone, colored diamonds are harder to match with your outfit.

Since morganite has a shade of peach and violet, you will need to wear more pastel clothes, black or white.

Resistance

When it comes to durability and resistance, diamonds win. Actually, diamonds are a 10 on the Mohs’ scale. This means that these are the most durable gemstones.

They resist amazing to scratches unlike morganite which are not that resistant.

However, if you handle them with care, you can benefit from your piece of jewelry for years.

Price

The price is the category where morganite stones really excel. Compared to the price of diamonds, morganites are a lot less expensive.

So, if you are looking for a great engagement ring that is also affordable, morganites are the ones for you. Also, make sure to check out prices before you go to the store.

Sometimes, morganites can costs just as much as diamonds despite the fact that they are not that valuable.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Unfortunately, there is a minor problem with morganite stones.

These gemstones tend to get dirty pretty quickly. Some people complained that the stones need to be cleaned at least once a week. This is if you want to keep them sparkly. However, they are pretty simple to clean.

All you need is a toothbrush and some soapy water.

Diamonds on the other hand, don’t need to be cleaned that often. This is why they are low maintenance. These stones seem to keep their brilliance and sparkle for quite some time.

However, it is better to leave it in the hand of professionals if you need the diamond cleaned.

Conclusion

These are some of the most important things you should know about diamonds and morganites. It is up to you to choose between these two.

If you are looking for a prestigious stone for your engagement ring, then you should probably go for the diamond. However, make sure to check all of the 4Cs before you pick a diamond jewelry.

Also, take into consideration your budget and the type of jewellery before you decide.

Morganites are great stones for those who want to stand out of the crowd, while diamonds are the traditional choice for engagement rings. However, it is up to you to decide which one of these suits your style best.

About the Author Mae Davies

BA, MA Psychology (and Conflict Resolution), University of Cambridge (2007). With a decade of trial and error in psychology and 33 years of navigating my own complex (that's one word for it!) relationships with family, friends, co-workers and men, I hope I have some useful knowledge and skills to share with my readers about making sense of relationships and trying to become a better person every day.

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