Here's Why Morganite Engagement Rings Are Trending Right Now

This trendy pink gemstone is taking Instagram by storm.
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Lauren Levy
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Lauren Levy
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Updated Mar 31, 2020
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With more couples looking for nontraditional engagement rings, many are considering alternative stones in a range of colors. Although most are familiar with the classic diamond while shopping, there's another option rising in popularity: morganite. But what is morganite and why does it have so many brides swooning

Whether you're looking for anything but a diamond or are instantly drawn to the romantic shade of this trendy pink gemstone, there's a reason why morganite engagement rings are causing a ring-spiration.

What is a Morganite Engagement Ring?

For color-obsessed brides, gemstone wedding rings make for a vibrant and popular choice. From peridot for green lovers to sapphire or aquamarine for those most drawn to blue, birthstone jewelry can be more meaningful than a diamond engagement ring. But for a breathtaking pale pink option, morganite rings offer a high-quality look and a unique hue. While checking out jewelry stores for this semi-precious stone, it's important not to get confused by "pink emerald" options.

According to the Gemological Institute of America, pink emerald isn't an accepted term because it's misleading. The GIA explains that both emeralds and morganites are varieties of the mineral beryl. So a pink emerald is actually a peachy-pink variety of beryl, which is a morganite — and shouldn't be labeled as anything else.

Not only do these blush rings break tradition and appeal to rose gold fans but they're also more affordable than pink diamonds and sapphires, which offer a similar look. That makes this a modern option while still also having a soft feel. Plus, it's a budget-friendly gemstone available in a variety of carats, cuts, and styles to complement any design you envision.

Shop some of our favorite pink morganite engagement rings, below.

Cushion-Cut Morganite Engagement Rings

blue nile morganite cushion cut ring
Blue Nile

This breathtaking cushion-cut morganite engagement ring isn't just a typical bauble. With a diamond halo that shines against its rose gold setting, the pink morganite center stone radiates from every angle.

Blue Nile cushion cut morganite diamond halo cocktail ring, $2,900,

cushion cut morganite engagement ring

For the bride looking for both a modern and understated bauble, this pale pink ring is it. The handmade white gold setting is available in a matte, polished, or brushed finish and features subtle facets along the thin band. The pink morganite stone is weighs approximately 2.5 carats and catches the light thanks to the cushion cut.

OneGarnetGirl morganite ring palladium white gold ring, $763,

morganite cushion cut ring
James Allen

The mixed-metal look of this statement double-halo morganite ring pops against the center stone's peach-pink tone. Plus, the cushion-cut, prong-set center morganite stone shines feminine yet bold in this wow-worthy setting.

James Allen 14K rose gold morganite and diamond double halo cocktail ring, $1,490,

morganite engagement ring

Set in your choice of white gold or rose gold, this split shank gemstone engagement ring is show-stopping. From the round diamonds that sparkle down the band and halo to the impressive peachy-pink morganite center, this pink beryl ring brings color and sophistication.

LusterLaValliere 14K white gold, rose gold cushion cut morganite, $900,

Pear-Cut Morganite Engagemnt Rings

pear morganite engagement ring
Kay Jewelers

The unique pear-cut of this morganite ring isn't the only thing that makes it a stunning alternative to a traditional diamond ring. The pear shape center has two diamond halos of marquise-cut and round diamonds surrounding it, giving this rose gold ring both a fancy and feminine vibe.

Neil Lane morganite engagement ring 1 carat diamonds in 14K rose gold, $3,800,

pear morganite engagement ring

For brides looking for morganite jewelry with an art-deco bride, this rose gold engagement ring and wedding band set is perfect. The pale pink pear morganite sits in a claw prong setting with a delicate .09 carat diamond band. The matching half-halo curve wedding band with delicate diamonds nestles perfectly with the morganite gemstone ring, completing the vintage-inspired look.

BrilliantRing vintage morganite engagement ring set, $1,123,

blue nile pear morganite engagement ring
Blue Nile

Looking for a ring with a soft pink color? The pavé diamond band on this 14K rose gold engagement ring wraps into a diamond double halo, contrasting with the radiating peach pear-cut morganite gemstone.

Blue Nile pear-cut morganite ring, $2,500,

Round Morganite Engagement Rings

morganite engagement ring

Prepare to swoon over this ring's classic design with an updated twist. Not only does the diamond halo and shank complement this engagement ring's round morganite center stone but also the rose gold claw prongs create an eye-catching color contrast.

Zales 7.0mm morganite and diamond accent engagement ring, $449,

art deco morganite engagement ring

This Art Deco-inspired moonstone and morganite bridal set has a vintage vibe while also feeling fresh. The timeless round morganite center stone sits in a rose gold claw prong setting flanked by two marquise-cut moonstones. But with the curve wedding band's pear-cut moonstone gemstones surrounding the morganite, it's the perfect complement to the peach-pink beryl.

SzekiStudio round cut morganite engagement ring bridal set rose gold, $800,

round morganite engagement ring
Brilliant Earth

Looking for a classic bauble with a modern touch? This classic engagement ring in white gold highlights the unique pale pink morganite and lets its simplicity shine. With a pavé diamond band and high-set prongs that make the round morganite appear to be floating, the setting is delicate and timeless.

Brilliant Earth morganite ballad diamond ring, $1,840,

Oval Morganite Engagement Rings

blue nile morganite engagement ring
Blue Nile

This pale pink morganite ring has a contemporary flair thanks to the detailed diamond setting that frames the gemstone center. With three shinning diamond halos, this sparkler will shimmer from every angle.

Blue Nile oval morganite ring, $2,400,

oval morganite engagement ring

You don't need a pink diamond for a breathtaking engagement ring with peachy-pink hues. This three-stone stunner is set in your choice of 14k rose gold, white gold, or yellow gold.

SzekiStudio oval cut morganite engagement ring rose gold, $550,

oval morganite engagement ring
James Allen

For something that stands out among other morganite engagement rings, consider this delicate and romantic setting. Round bezel-set diamonds along the band flank the understated oval center morganite gemstone and the rose gold material enhances its pink hue. This is a subtle stunner!

James Allen 14k rose gold bezel set morganite and diamond golden blossoms ring, $820,

Emerald-Cut Morganite Rings

rose gold morganite ring
Blue Nile

Rose gold rings have become a popular choice for everyday wear but a pink emerald-cut gemstone makes this one a standout. Encasing the morganite in a delicate diamond halo, this design both classic and unconventional.

Blue Nile emerald-cut morganite ring, $1,825,

emerald cut morganite engagement ring

This statement emerald-cut morganite engagement ring oozes timeless sophistication. The delicate pave diamond band offsets the impressive quality morganite gemstone that weighs nearly 5 carats.

CaratRing morganite ring 14K rose gold solitaire ring, $866,

floating morganite ring
James Allen

A "floating" diamond halo gives this pink engagement ring an unexpected element of surprise that will definitely stand out on your finger. The diamond studded band creates additional shimmer and completes the elevated look.

James Allen 14K pink gold morganite and diamond floating halo ring, $1,520,

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