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Aquamarine Engagement Rings are a Cool Beauty

Diamonds are beautiful, there is no denying that. They sparkle with a brilliance that rivals a perfect icicle in the sun. But sometimes, ice is not enough. Sometimes, we want colour with our brilliance and sparkle. It might not be traditional, but it is what we love. Luckily, coloured gemstones are making a statement in a huge way. Rubies, sapphires, and emeralds are all very popular, but for something not quite so trendy, many brides prefer a less common gemstone for their ring. One that is perfect for giving a subtle splash of colour is the aquamarine gemstone.

Aquamarine engagement rings are becoming more and more popular because of their understated beauty. They were adopted as the birthstone for March in 1912, so they have always been a top choice for brides with a March birthday. They are also loved because of their gorgeous colour, which is a shade somewhere between green and blue. And some brides love aquamarine rings because of the symbolism associated with them. It is believed that an aquamarine stone on an engagement ring brings the women who wear them happiness and courage and also gives her the gift of foresight. For all these reasons, the stunning rings are a beautiful choice for any bride.

Aquamarine gemstones were first found in Russia. These stones are made by the same process that makes emeralds. Both precious gemstones, as well as several others, are variations of Beryl, which is a type of crystal. Its colours can range from clear to very dark, and aquamarine is one of the most popular choices. Sometimes the blue-tinted gem is also called Oriental aquamarine, and that is the type of stone most commonly used in aquamarine engagement rings. Aquamarine engagement rings were popular in the late 1800s and early 1920s, and finding a vintage aquamarine engagement ring from the Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian, or Art Deco period is a unique treasure.

Aquamarine engagement rings are beautiful as a solitaire, but they are even more stunning with accent diamonds to really enhance the sparkle and brilliance. And they look amazing with yellow gold to add a warm touch to the ring, or white gold or platinum to give the engagement ring a cool beauty.

Posted on December 16, 2011 by Admin