|Morganite, also known as 'pink beryl', 'rose beryl', 'pink emerald', and 'cesian beryl', is a rare light pink to rose-colored gem-quality variety of beryl. Orange/yellow varieties of morganite can also be found. |
Pink beryl was first discovered on an island on the coast of Madagascar in 1910. In December 1910, the New York Academy of Sciences named the pink variety of beryl "morganite" after financier J. P. Morgan.