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What Gemstone Is Pink?

February 27, 2023

Are you looking to add a little pink sparkle to your life? Look no further than these five incredible gemstones. From pink morganite to rose quartz and pink sapphire, each of these gorgeous stones has its own unique features and benefits that make it stand out from the crowd.

Five Beautiful Pink Gemstones

1. Morganite

Morganite was discovered in 1911 and is a light pink gemstone that gets its colour from traces of manganese. This beautiful stone, also known as ‘pink beryl,’ is often found in pale pink hues and has a hardness rating between a 7.5 and 8 on the Mohs scale.

The best thing about morganite is that it makes an excellent substitute for the pricier diamond. It shines almost as bright as a diamond, making it a popular choice for engagement rings, anniversary gifts, and other special occasions.

When it comes to pros and cons of morganite, the only downside to this stone is that it tends to gather dust and debris rather quickly, which dulls it down. So, if you plan to buy morganite-containing jewellery, be ready for regular cleaning. 

2. Pink Diamond

You may already be familiar with pink diamonds, as they are one of the rarest and most coveted gems in the world. These blush-coloured diamonds are so rare that they can be found in only a few locations around the world, with around 80% coming from the Argyle mine in Australia. As such, their prices can be quite high.

Pink diamonds come in a variety of shades, ranging from pale rose to intense red. Their hardness rating on the Mohs scale is a 10 (the highest possible), making them especially durable.

Because they are so rare and valuable, these stones make excellent investments and can be enjoyed for generations. However, because of their high cost, they may not be practical for everyday wear.

3. Rose Quartz

A more affordable gemstone option is rose quartz. This pretty stone can have either a milky or transparent hue and it is usually found in light pink to medium dark shades.

Rose quartz is also quite durable, with a hardness rating of a 7 on the Mohs scale, and it is one of the most popular pink gemstones due to its affordability.

The stone is believed to have healing properties and is often used in healing rituals and meditation. It can also be worn as jewellery or placed around the home as a beautiful reminder of self-love.

4. Pink Tourmaline

Pink tourmaline is another pink gemstone, and it’s found in places like Afghanistan, Brazil, Madagascar, and Mozambique. You can find pink tourmaline in a range of pink hues, including pale pink, deep pink, and even hot pink.

The best thing about this stone is that it can be found in tri-colour combinations. This type is known as a watermelon tourmaline and is bound to attract attention when worn as jewellery.

Spiritually, pink tourmaline is known for its stress-relieving properties. It is also believed to have an effect on your thymus gland, which plays an important role in maintaining your body’s immunity. This makes it an excellent choice for everyday jewellery.

5. Pink Sapphire

Pink sapphire is another lovely gemstone that can be found in light pink to deep raspberry shades. This stone is quite hard, with a rating of a 9 on the Mohs scale, making it one of the most durable gems in existence.

This gemstone is believed to have confidence-boosting properties, which makes it a great choice for anyone looking to work on themselves and increase their appeal.

Still, pink sapphires can be quite expensive and cost you between $900 and $3,000 per carat, on average. So, if you’re looking for an affordable option, rose quartz or morganite might be a better choice.

In Summary

This list is by no means exhaustive, as there are many more pink gemstones out there that are well worth exploring. However, these five pink gemstones are some of the most popular and should give you a good starting point for exploring the world of pink gems.

If you want to choose one of these for your next jewellery piece, we recommend morganite. It shines just as bright as diamond, is durable, and makes for a great everyday piece. On the other hand, if you have a bit more cash to spare, pink diamonds make for a luxurious and long-term investment.

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