Beryl var. Morganite
Lot 2024
Beryl var. Morganite
Sold for US$ 5,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
Beryl var. Morganite
Mozambique
In 1911, when this pink beryl entered the marketplace, Madagascar was the location of its source. George Kunz, Vice President of Tiffany's at the turn of the century named this new-found gem in honor of John Pierpoint Morgan, who was a distinguished client of the jewelry store and who made many donations to the American Museum of Natural History. Kunz often arranged for the financier to buy collections directly from Tiffany, with the store acting as intermediary, which Morgan would then donate to the Museum.

Morganite is the orange to pink variety of beryl. Other members of the beryl family are aquamarine, golden beryl and emerald. Morganite, because of its delicate color, ample hardness, comparative rarity and its brilliance is quite popular in jewelry. The present offering is faceted as a heart-shaped, Portuguese-cut suitable for mounting as a pendant, having excellent clarity and luster, displaying a deep rose pink color. Weighing approximately 97.07 carats and measuring 27.54 x 29.71 x 20.61mm
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