Aquamarine engagement rings are amazing. They sparkle and shine like diamonds with that added touch of color.
Aquamarine gemstones range in color from the lightest blue of the sky to the deepest blues of the ocean and are a favorite of modern jewelry designers. The cool blue color of the stone works beautifully alone or paired with small diamonds.
Aquamarine Rings Courtesy of Gemvara
Aquamarine literally means water and sea and is March's official birthstone. Because the color of the stone is so predominantly found in nature, it's thought of as divine and eternal—what better attributes for an engagement ring?
It compliments all skin tones and has a long history with women across the globe.
Legend has it that the wearer of the stone will enjoy wealth and joy, happy relationships and good marriages.
These aquamarine engagement rings are our favorites! They show the diversity of the gemstone and how it can work in different types of settings.
Which out of these do we love the most? It's really hard to pick but if we had to, there are two in particular we would love to own... Top row at right and bottom row in the middle.
Both of these rings scream romance and have a traditional and classic feel with a very modern twist. The first one is more delicate and almost lacy in its simplicity while the latter is more intricate and detailed with a somewhat Art Deco feel.
Prices for the ones above range from the low $200s (for the aquamarine wedding band) up to a couple of thousand depending on the metal used in the setting, the accent stones (if any) and the size of the center stone.
Aquamarines work well in both yellow gold and white gold settings, with or without diamonds.
Yellow gold settings add warmth and the play between the icy cold blue and the gold tones gives the rings drama. The white gold on the other hand (or silver or platinum) blends well with the cool colors found in aquamarines and diamonds. The end result has a subtler more monochromatic feel which some believe is more elegant.
Aquamarines, like most of the other lightly colored gemstones work well in modern, classic and traditional settings.
Engaging Tip: By using an aquamarine as your center stone and pairing it with small diamonds, you'll save big bucks because accent diamonds are very reasonable in price.
Since the stone itself is usually light in color, clarity is an important factor. Like with diamonds, clarity refers to the amount of inclusions (or imperfections) found within the stone which may or may not be visible to the naked eye. The better the clarity, the better the stone.
The next thing to consider is color. As a rule of thumb, the darker the aquamarine the more expensive the stone will be. That doesn't mean that you should stay away from the lighter shades.
|Color||Light Blue, Blue, Blue-Green|
|Hardness (Mohs Scale 1-10)||7.5 - 8|
We actually prefer the lighter colored stones over the darker ones, especially for engagement rings because of the brilliance the lighter stones emit. The light color sparkles and is fiery giving them a similar look to the traditional diamond engagement ring but with that added twist of a touch of blue.
Aquamarines are a very popular stone likely because so many people love the color blue.
The stone is hard enough to be worn every day (with a 7.5 to 8 Mohs rating) and it's glassy luster is very similar to a diamond's. We guess that's why aquamarine engagement rings are so interesting to so many.