Hey Rosette Squad! When it comes to picking out what alternative stone you want for the perfect ring, there are numerous options to choose from but today we’re going to focus on two of them: peach sapphires and morganites. You may be wondering, but which one should I pick? Fear not! We’re here to help you decide which option best suits your style.
Just Peachy: What is a peach sapphire?
The peach sapphire happens to be one of the most sought after and rarest shades of sapphire out there. This stone is typically found in places such as Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and Tanzania. The peach sapphire, also known as the champagne sapphire, has trace elements of iron and chromium, which is what gives the stone their pinkish-orange hue that glimmers in all types of light.
Typically known for being paired with a rose gold band, the peachy stone looks just as great with any other colored band, but it’s all about preference. This unique diamond-alternative became trendy a few years ago and it still is a favorite among many because it looks lovely paired with many pastel colors.
Peach sapphires are also known to symbolize emotions of love, creativity, and acceptance. Isn’t that just sweet as a peach?! Although there are so many to choose from, one of our favorite rings that features a peach sapphire is our sparkly and classic Rosados Box Skinny Lois 1.26cts & Tiffani 14kt Rose Gold Oval Peach Champagne Sapphire Diamonds Wedding Set. Yowza!
Pretty in Pink: What is a morganite?
Pretty, delicate, and pink. That sounds like a lovely combination, right? Morganites are gorgeous gemstones that range in a few different shades of pink but the most popular, and common, shade tends to be on the lighter peachy pink side.
In order to get this blush color, the stone is typically heat-treated to get rid of the orange or yellow tint that some stones have in them. This rare semi-precious stone is a fan favorite for those who want something other than your typical diamond.
A little fun fact is that morganites are known to carry the energy of compassion and divine love. Gifting a ring to the one you love with this stone is sure to show them how much you really mean to them. Our Rosados Box Cinderella 10x8mm 14kt Rose Gold Oval Morganite Diamonds Cluster 3 Stone Engagement Ring is magical in its own right featuring various textures and shapes.
Similarities between Morganites and Peach Sapphire
Peach sapphires and morganites happen to share just a few of the same characteristics. The most obvious similarity between the gems is their pink coloring. Both have a notable blush tone that isn’t overpowering but still stands out in its own way. Not only do they share this similarity but they both come in an array of different shades to choose from.
As previously mentioned, each stone holds significant meaning, but both share the most important element, love. Nothing screams “aww” more than this! We bet that is exactly what you said when you read that sentence!
Which Rock to Rock: How to choose between a morganite and peach sapphire
Now that you have all the inside scoop on peach sapphires and morganites, the time has come to make a decision. So which stone do you fancy? If you’re looking for a stone with a little more sparkle and hardness, a peach sapphire is the one for you. Peach sapphires are durable as well which means that they will hold up with the proper care.
If you’re looking for something less pricey but still glamorous, a morganite would your gem of choice! Your lifestyle is also something that you should keep in mind when making your decision. While you should be cautious with any stone/ring that you get, morganites are a softer stone which means that a little extra care will be necessary to keep it in good condition. When mindfulness is practiced in your daily routine, you should have little to no challenge with a morganite.
Our comparison chart shown below breaks down each stone a little further to help make your decision process a little simpler.
Peach sapphires and morganites are both beautiful stones and are sure to please those who receive either of them. Be sure to check out all of our eye-catching pieces on our website and our socials to find your perfect ring!