Morganite

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morganite_nocaptionMorganite is a rare light pink to rose-coloured gem quality variety of Beryl.  Morganite is a beryllium aluminium silicate mineral with a hexagonal (trigonal) crystal system.  Its pink colour is caused by Manganese. Morganite was first mined in Madagascar in 1902 and was named after the financier and mineral collector J. P. Morgan.  Morganite isalso known as ‘pink beryl’, ‘rose beryl’, ‘pink emerald’, and ‘cesian (or caesian) beryl’.Denver2010-210MorganiteLepidolite

On October 7, 1989, one of the largest gem Morganite specimens ever uncovered, eventually called “The Rose of Maine,” was found at the Bennett Quarry in Buckfield, Maine, USA. The crystal, originally was 23 cm (9 in) long and about 30 cm (12 in) across, and weighed just over 50 pounds (23 kg)!

Morganite has been adopted as a stone for lawyers to ensure fairness. Use Morganite to show compassion towards people who may have mental or emotional problems or physical illness that make them hostile towards others.  Wearing Morganite for a few weeks helps to express emotional needs you have considered un reasonable, but which 02-11-028are necessary to make a relationship more equal.

Morganite is said to help the larynx, tongue, thyroid and nervous system.

Morganite with Azeztulite is excellent for bringing up the past and releasing repressed feelings that have never before been spoken about.

Pink Morganite attracts love and maintains it.  It encourages loving thoughts and actions, creating space to enjoy life and living.G00107-morganite-gem-stone

Zodiac: Taurus

Birthstone: May

Chakra: Heart

Sources: USA, Russia, Brazil, France, Czech Republic, Norway

Hardness: 7.5 – 8

Empowerment: I will be slow to prejudge others

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