Aquamarine Engagement Rings
Aquamarine is a gemstone that is closely related to emeralds. But aquamarine engagement rings have a totally different appearance, character, and feel to them than do engagement rings using emeralds.
So, is aquamarine the right gemstone for your ring?
Aquamarine is the birthstone for March, but it can be worn by women born in any month. It comes in very light colors, ranging from very light blue to a deeper bluish-green. The colors never become deeply saturated, though. Aquamarine always has a translucent and very light appearance to it.
Aquamarine engagement rings are light in color and character. They feel more peaceful and easy-going than the serious depths of emeralds of sapphires. Aquamarine brings to mind the openness of a clear blue sky, or the peaceful blue of a tropical beach.
An aquamarine engagement ring also symbolizes honesty, devotion, optimism, and sincerity. What better way to start off your new life together than with a ring that embodies these ideals?
Another benefit to buying an aquamarine engagement ring is that you don’t have to spend so much money. Aquamarine is less expensive than diamonds, emeralds, or sapphires, meaning that you can get a much higher quality and larger stone for a much lower engagement ring price. In fact, aquamarine stones of 2 or even 3 carats can be found for under $1000.
Aquamarine engagement ring settings can come in any style or design. Bezel settings, or open prong settings both work well. Aquamarine and diamonds make a great combination, too. With some smaller diamond sidestones, or a pave setting, you can have the elegance and symbolism of diamonds in your engagement ring without the costs of buying a large diamond. The light and delicate patterns of filigree metalwork also work well with this gemstone, making aquamarine filigree engagement rings a beautiful choice.
You will also have to choose the cut for your aquamarine stone. Aquamarine is harder and more durable than emerald, making it easier to shape it into a wide variety of cuts. Plus, since it is easier and more affordable to get a very high quality aquamarine stone, you can wear aquamarine in very open cuts, such as a cushion cut or an emerald cut, without worrying about visible inclusions or imperfections. Less conventional cuts, such as a heart cut, or a pear shaped aquamarine engagement ring, work wonderfully, as well.
Aquamarine engagement rings are the perfect choice to capture the peacefulness and sincerity that you want when you are just starting a new life together.