Morganite, the sister of emerald, is the pink variety of the beryl mineral family. It was discovered in 1910 in Madagascar and named after JP Morgan in honor of his donation to the Museum of Natural History.
Morganite is a pleochroic gem, meaning it displays different colors depending on the angle from which it is viewed. Its color changes from a bluish pink to a purer, pale pink. Although common in lighter tones, top-quality morganite is a strong pink. Sources for morganite include Brazil, Mozambique, Afghanistan, and Madagascar.