History of morganite
Morganite is a semi-precious stone that became known in 1910, and received its name in 1911. It is associated with the name of Morgan, a well-known philanthropist and banker in the USA. The second name of the stone is sparrow, which is associated with the name of the famous Russian scientist Viktor Ivanovich Vorobyov, who was the first to discover this variety of beryl in the Urals. In addition to the above names, the stone is also called amethyst-balsatin.
In the 20th century, an attempt was made to rename this mineral into “pink emerald”, but, despite the fact that from the point of view of gemology this name fully corresponds to the mineral, it did not take root due to its pretentiousness and pretentious sound.
The color palette of morganite-vorobievite varies from pale pink to red-violet. Sometimes the mineral may have a yellow or peach color.
Properties of morganite-vorobevite
Morganite belongs to the beryllium group of minerals and has the same physical and chemical properties. Its color is associated with the presence of manganese inclusions in the stone, as well as iron, lithium or cesium.
Vorobievite is a fairly radioactive stone. Only small, slightly colored specimens are considered safe. In larger stones with a pronounced color, the level of radiation exceeds the permissible norm. Such morganite is forbidden to be stored and processed in places where there are a large number of people. When moving on the container, there must be a sign warning about radiation.
Deposits of morganite-vorobevite
The most famous deposits of this pink beryl, where the largest and most beautiful stones are mined, are located in the states of California and Utah (USA), in Brazil and on about. Madagascar. Morganite mines are also located in China, Africa and Afghanistan.
In Russia, sparrowites were found only in single specimens, and there are no rich deposits.
The market value of morganite is quite high and reaches $ 200 for one carat of especially valuable specimens.
How to distinguish a real morganite from a fake
Since morganite is an expensive mineral, it is highly likely that instead of decorating with it, you can buy a fake. Fianite, kunzite and spinel are often used for this. Unfortunately, it is possible to distinguish a fake from the original only in laboratory conditions.
When exposed to natural stone with X-rays, it acquires a rich red color. Also, you can distinguish a natural stone from a fake by heating: true morganite will lose its color and become transparent.
Healing and magical properties of morganite
Since sparrow stone belongs to the group of beryl, it speeds up the owner’s thinking, reduces fatigue and allows you to maintain clarity of mind for a long time. Also, it neutralizes any negative impact directed at the owner of the stone. Morganite helps restore and strengthen marriage bonds. If you wear jewelry with morganite for the exam, then it will be easier to pass it.
Lithotherapists have long appreciated the healing properties of sparrow. He is able to save the owner from pain in the lumbar back, including chronic ones. Morganite is very useful for women’s health and is used to treat diseases of the female pelvic organs. Also, it is used to get rid of depression.
After any shocks in the emotional sphere, it is recommended to periodically wear jewelry with morganite. Its joyful, life-affirming color improves overall well-being.
Who is morganite suitable for?
First of all, morganite-sparrow will benefit single women and men, as it is able to provide increased attention to the opposite sex and help find their “soul mate”.
Among the signs of the Zodiac, morganite also has its own preferences. Sparrowvit most fully reveals its properties if its owner is Libra. Also, people of the “water element” can use morganite as an amulet and amulet: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces.
Pink beryl will not patronize all other signs of the Zodiac, but it will not bring harm either.