Morganite

Morganite (species beryl) is a sister stone to aquamarine and emerald.  The majority of morganite is a soft peachy pink color.  The first morganite was found in California.  Morganites can be pale pink, peach, or apricot/salmon.  Morganites are 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale and are a popular engagement ring alternative to a diamond.