As early as the Middle Ages, colorless beryls were beaten and polished in such a way that they could serve as “magnifying glasses”. In a time when paper was scarce and letters were closely written, this was necessary.
The name Morganite comes from the famous gemologist and New York banker Jean Pierpont Morgan, which early bridges the gap between the financial and gemstone sectors.
The interesting thing is that the pink beryls worth grinding occur in pegmatites. The deposits are steadily dwindling, even from the main supplier country Brazil the raw material is scarce and prices are rising. There is also less and less material in good qualities from Mozambique and Nigeria.