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Pink Peach Beryl Facet Rough, Hydrothermal Morganite Crystals

Pink Peach Beryl Facet Rough, Hydrothermal Morganite Crystals

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These are lab created orange-pink beryl / morganite facet rough.

Some pieces of rough have flaws like minor cracks and inclusions.  The color ranges from a rich orange-pink to a pure pink depending on the orientation of the rough.

This is a real odd one, lab morganite.  Like natural morganite it has a pink to orange-pink color, though it is far more intense than most natural morganites.  The color is also zoned, with a richer orange zone towards the middle and a lighter pink towards the surface.  It is also pleochroic, unlike natural morganite, and the orientation will affect the color.

Beryl is one of the most classic gem families but it turns out it is rather difficult to grow in the lab.  It can't be made by flame fusion or pulling methods, leaving the flux (slow and expensive and poisonous) and hydrothermal (slow and expensive and potentially explosive) methods.  Still, it compensates for that with its incredible range of colors, providing the gems emerald, morganite, aquamarine, heliodor and red beryl.

This one is a bit unusual for us since it wasn't grown for science--these are old vintage crystals that were grown in Russia for gem usage.  However, I will note that occasionally lasers are made using an emerald crystal rod.  The papers always have justifications about it being a good crystal matrix to hold chromium--but I suspect it has more to do with scientists proving that they can.

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