J311548

1.00 cttw Morganite & 1/10 cttw Diamond Ring, 14K Plated

Description
Blushing bauble. Accessorize with this polished, 14K rose gold-plated sterling silver ring, which delivers the perfect balance of girly and grown-up. A prong-set, cushion-cut morganite gemstone beams at the center, with stunning pave-set diamonds twinkling down the shank.

For more details on this ring's fit, please refer to the Ring Size Guide above.

  • 14K rose gold-plated sterling silver
  • Total morganite weight is approximately 1.00 carat
  • Total diamond weight is approximately 1/10 carat; diamond weights are minimum weights
  • Prong-set, cushion-cut morganite gemstone; pave-set diamonds down the shank
  • Standard fit; sizes 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Measures approximately 5/8"L x 3/4"W
  • Made in China

About Cushion Cut

Rounded corners and an open bottom (culet) are the defining characteristics of the cushion cut. One of the most popular cuts, the cushion was the premier choice for all fine diamonds — from 1830 to the turn of the 20th century. When the famous gem cutter Tolkowsky introduced the round cut, the cushion adopted some of its angles and gained significant fire.

Often referred to as the pillow cut, the cushion is square or rectangular in shape. It's less brilliant than the round cut but more dispersive in color. The Cullinan II, a famous cushion cut, weighs over 317 carats and belongs to the British Crown Jewels collection.

About Morganite
Morganite

Stone Information & Mining

Morganite is the pink to orange-pink variety of beryl, a mineral that includes emerald and aquamarine. Like many gems found in pegmatites, morganite can form large crystals. Miners in Brazil have found crystals as large as 22 lbs. (10 kg). The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., includes two faceted gems weighing 236 cts. and 250 cts. in its collection. Although morganite is rarer than aquamarine, large cut stones are readily available on today's market. That's probably because morganite hasn't been promoted to the jewelry-buying public nearly as widely as aquamarine or emerald.

Most of the morganite on the market comes from pegmatite mines in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Afghanistan, Mozambique, Namibia, and the US have been minor and inconsistent sources. While it's only a minor producer today, the original Madagascar deposit still sets the standard for the best material. That location's yield of magenta-colored rough was superior to crystals from other sources.

Legend & Lore

Following the discovery of a new locality for rose beryl in Madagascar in 1910, George Kunz proposed the name morganite at a meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences on 5 December 1910 to honor his friend and customer J.P. Morgan for his financial support for the arts and sciences, and his important gifts of gems to the American Museum of Natural History in New York and to the Museum of Natural History in Paris. Morgan was one of the most important gem collectors in the early 1900s — his collection was partly assembled by Tiffany and Company and their chief gemologist, Kunz.

On October 7th, 1989, one of the largest specimens of Morganite was uncovered. It was found in the Bennet Quarry of Buckfield, Maine, and it was somewhat orangish in hue and about 23 cm long and 30 cm across. This well-formed crystal weighed in at just more than 50 pounds, and was called 'The Rose of Maine'.

Color

Morganite's color range includes pink, rose, peach, and salmon. Morganite is known primarily as a pastel-colored gem in light, soft shades of pink, purplish pink, and orangy pink. Although light tones are normal for morganite, some stones display strong color. Strong color in morganite is rare, and gems usually have to be large to achieve the finest color.

Zircon

Cleaning

Warm, soapy water is always a safe cleaning method for morganite. Cleaning by ultrasonic and steam cleaners is usually safe, unless the stone has liquid inclusions or fractures.

This information was excerpted from GIA's Gem Encyclopedia with permission from GIA. For the full GIA Gem Encyclopedia entry, click here. For more information about GIA, click here.

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Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by NOTHING LIKE TV PRESENTATION LOVE LOVE LOVE MORGANITE! AND I HAVE SOME BEAUTIFUL PIECES I AM NOT BRAGGING I AM LETTING YOU SEE THAT I KNOW ALOT ABOUT THE STONE...I OPEN MY "PLASTIC BAG IN A SACK" AND IMMEDIATELY SEE THAT THE STONE IS EXTREMELY PALE! ANOTHER PIECE OF SUBSTANDARD JEWELRY...I DIDN'T EVEN OPEN THE BAG ALL THE WAY...FILLED OUT MY PAPER WORK SPENT ANOTHER SEVEN DOLLARS AND OFF IT WENT! AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN!!!...HAVE OTHERS COMING FOR GIFTS...I KNOW I CAN NO LONGER DEPEND ON QVC JEWELRY. 02-21-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by Pretty, delicate ring, but disappointed My ring was too peach in color. Diamonds were tiny. 08-17-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Breathtaking! This ring is the most beautiful blush pink Morganite stone I have seen. The stone presence is very large and it is so very feminine with the diamond accent bow surrounding it especially in the rose gold 14K plate setting. Don't hesitate to order this ring you won't be disappointed it's gorgeous! 06-25-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful ring! Hope others don't review my review because I believe every review should stand on its own... .having said that I received this ring today and I love it--the color, shape, stone size and affordable price...happy to add it to my collection of exotic stones! 04-25-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by it was orange not pink I waited SO long for this ring and was SO disappointed when it arrived. It was not pink. It was not "peachy". It was ORANGE and I hate orange! I did not even try it on. I sent it back immediately. It wasn't an ugly ring but for me it was an ugly color. I'm sure it would suit someone. 04-15-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it! I've shopped with QVC for 21 years and have never written a review, but I had to for this ring. I am SO happy that I didn't pay any attention to the negative reviews. It is dainty and beautiful. 04-10-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nice ring, Light stone The ring looks beautiful in the picture. But when I received it, I loved everything about it except the stone. It looks more peachy in the picture, but when I received it, it was a very light pink. The setting itself was very pretty. Wasn't happy with it and sent it back. 03-16-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it! It is just as pretty in person. I don't like big rings so this is perfect for me, its very petite looking. I have other morganite rings and they are not as deep in color as this one. 03-12-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by Cheap looking I have been on a wait list forever....what a disappointment it looks like costume jewelry 02-14-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by don't love it overall The center stone is beautiful, but the band of the ring is really narrow. The double row of diamonds is ok, I knew by the description they would be small, but the single row coming off of these add absolutely nothing to the look of the ring. The rose gold is really not that visible; I would have rather seen the diamond chips eliminated and show more of the rose gold band and just have the diamonds coming directly off of the morganite stone. Not sure if I will keep this or not. The only reason I think I would is b/c I know if I want to own morganite, this could be my only shot due to the cost of most pieces! LOL! Glad the cost wasn't any higher. 02-13-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beautiful, looks just as pictured Can't believe I received this ring the day after I ordered it!!! It is gorgeous. The morganite is just as pictured: a lovely peachy pink. All in all a must have for someone who loves pink. Since this item never made to the air on the recent Gem Day I was concerned in ordering it. Do not hesitate--go on the waitlist. 01-05-13
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