Morganite and Silver Necklace
Soft pink morganite slices create the look of a pastel ruffle for your neck. Accented with blue opals and Swarovski crystals and finished with a delicate, double strand of sterling silver chain.
Sterling silver lobster clasp. Length adjustable to 19".
Morganite is the pink variety of Beryl, a beryllium aluminum silicate, colored by manganese or cesium and forms in masses and prismatic crystals. It is pastel or pale in color by nature, known for its transparent peach-pink color, though it also occurs as soft pink, violet-pink or pale salmon.
Discovered in California in the early 1900’s, and soon thereafter in Madagascar, this crystal was known as Pink Beryl until 1911 when, at the suggestion of George F. Kunz, the chief gemologist at Tiffany & Co., it was renamed Morganite in honor of the legendary financier and gem collector J. P. Morgan, for his gemological and mineral contributions to the American Museum of Natural History in New York, USA.