Aquamarine ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Here is mine. They don’t hold up for years like diamonds. My birthday is March 20th! so that’s why I wanted aquamarine. My stone and setting were both $200 a piece and DH got it on JTV.com

Post # 4
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497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Don’t laugh, but Costco have a beautiful aquamarine ring that I always check out as I pass the jewlery case. You should check out their website it see what they have. 

Just checked costco.com and they are around about 1000 dollars. 

 

Post # 5
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3341 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Aquamarine is very pretty! I have an aquamarine right hand ring and two aquamarine necklaces. I love them! The only thing I would caution is that they get cloudy very easily (something about the charge of the stone attracts dust), so you should expect to time to clean it frequently to keep it shiny!

FI and I are having blue topaz in our wedding bands because we love the pop of color!

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Pang27:  I have topaz. It’s seems to be holding up just fine, I’ve knocked it on my car window about a hundred times. And not to insult anyone (cause all the sparkly rings are pretty in my book), but diamonds are boring to me and the rings all start to look the same after you see 400 of them. So it was just not for me. It is true that I’ve only had one person figure out that it’s an e-ring. Before I got the ring I thought that would really bother me, but now that I’m wearing it, I really don’t care if anyone understands what it means or not. I just love looking at it. I take it off for cleaning, showering, sleeping, etc.

 

I did already post in your other thread, but I’m a shameless ring whore. 

 

 

 

Post # 7
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457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My engagment ring is aquamarine!!! (was about $700 from applesofgold.com) I love it! It’s also My and My Fiance’s birthstone (March 20, and March 11 respectively) And it’s also cool that under different lighting, it’s different colors. I hate being traditional and doing the same as everyone else. See picture here: 

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@raziel1687:  Gasp! Apples of Gold! I almost got that ring (but in london blue topaz). I LOOOOOOOOVE it!

Post # 9
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2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

my mom’s is an aquamarine (: she’s worn some of the faceting off of the top of the stone though. after 30 years of wearing it, and then probably 40 years of my dad’s grandmother wearing it before my mom got it. it’s still gorgeous though. i love the blue color. my dad’s a march baby, so mom chose the aquamarine for his birthday.

it’s probably better to buy a loose stone and have it set. that way, you can choose a stone you love. do you have any local jewelers (not chain) that carry loose stones?

Post # 10
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457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@jadlnc:  The only problem is I ordered a size 4.5 according to the plastic ring sizers they gave me, but it’s still too loose! I haven’t been able to send it back for them to resize it yet, because I need it for when my Fiance’s family comes down in like 10 days! (Maybe it’s too late to resize it? I don’t know what their policy is…)

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Aquamarine’s gorgeous, but it doesn’t have the durability of sapphire, moissanite, or diamond.  My friend has an aqua ring that belonged to her grandma, and while it’s gorgeous, it’s been scuffed up enough to almost look like beach glass in places.  The stone’s gorgeous, but if durability’s a concern, sapphires come in many shades of blue – you might be able to find one in a similar color.  It’s hard to find, but natively blue moissanite (blue that comes from the chemical makeup of the stone, not a colored coating – both are available) is a similar color.  If you’ve got a bigger budget, DNEA makes blue diamonds which are also a similar hue, so that’s another option.  And not Aqua, but here’s my sapphire set:

 

 

 

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I think gemstone erings are beautiful, not weird at all. My suggestion would be to look at purchasing the stone and setting seperately, I say this because premade aqua erings may have a limited selection, and lots of RHR style. Of course there is nothing wrong with using something marketed as a RHR for your ering, but if you were aiming for a ‘traditional” style this may be a good way to go. 

I’d suggest checking out lord of gem rings on eBay for pretty, affordable semi mounts! 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I like anything blue!

So I say go for it!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@raziel1687:  I don’t know either, I ended up getting mine from Jewels For me instead. Maybe you could just get the beads put onto the band. I know with my first marriage I ended up gaining a couple pounds after we settled down and had kids and then had to upsize my rings.

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