As a QVC presenter we get to see hundreds of beautiful gemstones. But once in a blue moon a certain gemstone catches your eye and you fall in love forever.
I was lucky enough to present Gem Day at QVC recently and to be totally spoilt with bringing you two morganite shows. I was just mesmerized by this distinctive and feminine gemstone called morganite.
These gems are sourced from a number of mines in Africa, the most famous (and our source here at QVC) being the Maropino mine, and they have only been at QVC since July 2008 when they proved to be a huge hit!
Morganite is fairly new addition to the gem family, being around 100 years old and previously known as pink beryl. In 1911 Tiffany's George Kunz renamed it morganite after the financier JP Morgan who was a great customer of George's. How cool would it be having a gemstone named after you? Now you've got me thinking…mmm! Don't get me started, but what a thought, huh?
My morganite love is the colour of elegance with its delicate hues of pink and peach. It carries the exotic feel of the Caribbean, where I got married, and is so subtle that it catches a glint in my eye every time I wear it.
I feel special when I wear morganite and knowing I am wearing one of Africa's most prized gemstones, and a favourite of jewellers all over the world, makes me feel like a princess. I'm sooooo jealous that Claire and Catherine will be bringing you two wonderful shows to celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of morganite on QVC on Monday 26th July.
Have a great show girls and remember, you can buy me anything you like for my birthday!
What's your favorite gemstone? Any renaming ideas you have would be fun to hear as well (oh, pink has to be in there somewhere…)!
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