Right before the RMS Titanic was set to sail, the legendary financier, J.P. Morgan canceled his reservation. Legend has it a mermaid advised him to stay safely ashore. This was one instance where missing the boat was a good thing. If he’d gotten on the Titanic we could have lost one of the greatest financial wizards in history, AND we may never have ended up with his beautiful namesake gemstone— morganite.
Morgan was one of the most important gem collectors in the early 1900s and his collection was partly assembled by Tiffany & Company. Tiffany’s chief gemologist, Kunz rewarded Morgan’s generosity by renaming the stone formerly known as “pink emerald” to morganite.
Tumble-polished to a lustrous sheen, this blushing pink stone is the star of the Good Luck Earrings.
We could all use a little luck now and then, and when it comes in carats and carats of beautiful pastel gemstones, well—it’s a most fortunate find. And, as a financial genius, Morgan would be right on board with the value-packed affordability of this collection. No heads-up from a mermaid necessary.