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I recently purchased a ring in Jamaica when on a cruise, i was told it was a green morganite but when i had it appraised the appraiser said it wasnt a morganite and didnt know what stone it was i contacted the jewlry store by email and they said that its actual gemological name is a spinel, but i cant seem to fine info on it can you help please thank you. it is a beautiful blueish green color

asked Jan 30, 2012 by wench (120 points)

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There is no such thing as "green morganite". Morganite is the pink variety of beryl. Emerald is the green variety of beryl. So essentially morganite has to be pink. Whenever such a term is used for a monochromatic gemstone, you have to suspect either a fake or synthetic gemstone. If it is indeed spinel, why would they name it green morganite? Further, spinel is usually a reddish or pinkish color, and is rarely green. If you have the ability to post a good photo, please do so.

answered Jan 30, 2012 by hershel (52,620 points)