Pretty in pink! Do you love the look of pink and want to incorporate it into your wardrobe? Indulge in the beauty of pink gemstones. This blog post will cover some of the most popular semi-precious pink gems, or stones that are more readily available with budget-friendly prices.
Morganite is a semi-precious variety of the mineral family, beryl, exhibiting a soft yet mesmerizing blush-pink to orange-pink salmon-like shade. Morganite gets its striking pink hue from trace elements of manganese and cesium.
Morganite (beryl) rates 7.5-8 on the Mohs hardness scale, making it hard enough for an engagement ring, anniversary ring, or stacking ring. Morganite is available in cabochon, facet cuts, beads, different sizes, and a range of carat sizers for your convenience. Morganite is from the same family of stones as emeralds (precious green) and oceanic aquamarine (varieties of beryl), making it even more exciting to own and cherish.
2. Kunzite (Spodumene)
Kunzite is a semi-precious variety of the mineral family spodumene and may appear similar to morganite, displaying a sparkling cotton candy pink. This luscious pink gem is often fashioned into larger carat sizes and a variety of shapes and are artistically set into cocktail rings and pendants. Kunzite pairs well with diamonds, becoming the main focal point in cluster and halo settings.
Kunzite (spodumene) rates 6.5-7.0, making it a great choice for an anniversary occasion or for wearing just because you love pink! Taking care not to knock or drop your kunzite will help avoid abrasion or breakage, extending the life of any piece.
Tourmaline is available in a myriad of colors, including green, yellow, blue, and pink. Pink tourmaline ranges in hues and prices, allowing the buyer to select their favorite. Higher-quality pink tourmaline is called rubellite tourmaline, displaying a rich raspberry shade with overall excellent saturation. Tourmaline also forms in particolored or bi-colored varieties, called watermelon tourmaline, exhibiting a green and pink combination reminiscent of this juicy fruit.
Tourmaline rates 7-7.50 on the Mohs hardness scale, making it durable enough to be worn frequently. Pink tourmaline complements diamonds and other colored gems with its eye-catching presence, making it a suitable selection for your next purchase.
4. Rose Quartz
Quartz is one of the most popular mineral varieties, frequently set into endless designs, sold as beads, loose stones, finished jewelry designs, and more. Citrine (yellow), amethyst (purple), green (aventurine), and pink (rose) are some of the well-known varieties of quartz.
Rose quartz is a cloudy translucent gem that gets its delicious pink color from trace elements of titanium, manganese, or iron. According to GIA, rose quartz can also display a cat’s eye or six-pointed star effect depending on the orientation of inclusions. Rose quartz is commonly fashioned into cabochons or beads with a buffed (smooth) finish, displaying its distinctive mottled cotton candy light pink and white.
Rose quartz rates 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, making it a fantastic selection for those who want to wear soft pink every day. Taking care not to scratch your prized rose quartz will help keep its high shine exterior damage-free.
The name garnet is a derivative of the Medieval Latin word granatus, which translates into pomegranate in English. Garnet is a mineral family that is available in a variety of colors and price points, with the semi-precious rhodolite garnet displaying a rich pinkish-red to red shade, a result from the combination of two different garnets, pyrope and almandine.
The enticing raspberry rhodolite garnet is a popular birthstone choice for those born in January, but is appreciated by all who love its deep dark color. Rhodolite garnet rates 6.5-7.50 on the Mohs scale of hardness—taking extra care with your garnet jewelry will keep this relatively durable gem from getting damaged.