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Morganite vs Kunzite

Started 1374197025.423 in Jewelry Talk | Last reply 1374501812.733 by millieshops

Hi Peyton,

How great it is to have you on the show. I'm a gem aficionado and learn so much from you. Could you please tell me the difference between two gorgeous gems -- Morganite and the ultra-gorgeous Kunzite??

Many thanks,

Lauren from NYC

p.s. please...more Iolite since Tanzanite is so rare!!!!

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DeltaOne1374198290.0332143 PostsRegistered 12/19/2006

Well, I'm not Peyton, but perhaps I can help anyway.

Morganite is very, very pale peachy-pink in color. Kunzite is a stronger pink color with a slight lavender cast to it. HTH.

kelso11374198493.232 PostsRegistered 7/18/2013

Thanks so much, Delta One. But I was also wondering, everything being equal, which is more valuable?

Thanks

HUENEME GI­RL1374198677.06786 PostsRegistered 5/23/2010

JP Morgan is a peachyn Hi Lauren, Kunzite is named for George Kunz and is a lovely orchid color. Morganite, named for

Hi Lauren, Kunzite is named for George Kunz and is a lovely orchid pink color. Morganite, named for JP Morgan,is a peachy pink. The better the stone the more pronounced the color will be. I have both and love them! Sonnie

HUENEME GI­RL1374198825.586 PostsRegistered 5/23/2010

Sorry for the weird post! Kunzite of good quality is more valuable.

kachina6241374201169.4712891 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004New Mexico
Kelso, QVC employees and vendors are not permitted to post on the boards so Peyton cannot communicate with you.

JLLH3581374201673.295018 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

If you go to "blogs" you can ask him your question on one of his blogs here. Otherwise, you can see if he has a Facebook public page. He's very good about answering questions in future blogs. Hope that helps.

pistolino1374202380.3971687 PostsRegistered 7/4/2011

Why is JRT claiming QVC has the best quality morganite?

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BlingQueen­0221374202945.9673778 PostsRegistered 9/23/2012
I would page Sammycat. She's the expert here on gems.

AngelesGirl1374217371.917410 PostsRegistered 3/7/2012Los Angeles

Kunzite is from the Spodumene familiy; Morganite from Beryl. The latter is also harder on the Moh's scale. A negative of Kunzite is that it often fades in color with exposure to light....Morganite will not fade. Hope that helps.

esmeraldag­ooch1374233042.1311416 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008Adopt a Rescue Pet, who rescues who?

I store my Kunzite in the dark along with blue zircon that is also affected by UV light.

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stevieb1374233865.74325394 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007

I only know I cannot rest until I own a stellar piece of Morganite. It's absolutely gorgeous. It's been on my radar for years, but only recently on my 'must have' list. QVC does appear to have a reasonably nice selection of Morganite rings, but as for the 'best quality', who knows. Of course that's one of the latest host mantras, don't you know, QVC is THE premier place to buy just about anything, according to them... Not being a big fan of true pink gems, I'm not terribly interested in Kunzite and, as noted, it does have some, to me, rather significant limitations...

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Judaline1374234851.39714551 PostsRegistered 8/26/2006street of dreams

Chuck Clemency on shopnbc has good quality of both. Seems like Kunzite is more rare. He doesn't always have it.

kimthib1374252645.69810 PostsRegistered 4/1/2006
On 7/19/2013 Judaline said:

Chuck Clemency on shopnbc has good quality of both. Seems like Kunzite is more rare. He doesn't always have it.

Chuck has some amazing morganite rings--I would go with him!

AliJoi51374275187.9872672 PostsRegistered 8/19/2009The Ocean State

I love both of these gems! As other's mentioned, morganite tends to be a warmer peachy-pink, while kunzite tends to be a cooler purply-pink. AngelesGirl mentioned that kunzite may fade when exposed to extended periods of UV light. For that reason, it is often referred to as the "evening stone." What we typically see of these stones is the paler promotional varieties. In their finest states though, these stones should be well-saturated. Here are a few examples of color grades on opposite ends of the spectrum. Then there is everything in between. Usually the larger the stone, the better the color, with the best color typically being displayed in stones over 5ct. HTH! Enjoy your Friday night all!

MORGANITE

Fine...

Promotional...

KUNZITE

Fine...

Promotional...

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cooking la­dy1374277835.931555 PostsRegistered 12/7/2011

Definitely -

shop/NBC ffor those Gems - both in Quality and Price - Chuck Clemency or Michael Valitutti - they can't be beat - gorgeous stones!! Good luck!!

faeriemoon1374279409.5075149 PostsRegistered 5/13/2005
Gotta say, I loved that Asscher cut Morganite they showed yesterday, Ten carats set in rose gold. Yowza.....

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CalmInTheH­eart1374321858.4236746 PostsRegistered 7/14/2007
On 7/19/2013 kimthib said:
On 7/19/2013 Judaline said:

Chuck Clemency on shopnbc has good quality of both. Seems like Kunzite is more rare. He doesn't always have it.

Chuck has some amazing morganite rings--I would go with him!


A few months ago, I bought a 14k morganite ring from him....it was quite expensive but I very rartely splurge on jewelry like this. It was $1100 on sale and is a gorgeous pink. I love it and decided it was a great buy considering how expensive I've seen others.

I have a Dallas Princor 14k kunzite ring from years ago and it's gorgeous too.

Morganite is a pink/peach color, some can be very pink or very peach or in-between. Kunzite is pink with a hint of lavender.

Peace

millieshops1374501812.73314206 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007
On 7/18/2013 pistolino said:

Why is JRT claiming QVC has the best quality morganite?


Maybe they do?

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