Post # 1
SO my boyfriend asked me to size my finger and i did, a 5. (woohoo after 7 years!) I have been looking at erings for a while now and at first i really wanted a verragio style really bad. but i got ahold of my senses and price wise i new it would not be practical. I was looking at diamond erings and none really cought my eye. THEN i remembered my birth stone- the beautiful aquamarine. I love it. I decided on a cushion/halo (im not really sure of the difference really, i just want the little diamonds around the stone) and diamonds on the thin band. MAybe a 2 carat? again im not sure on how big that really is or if it would be too big, but i would like a nice sized one. Now, when i went to size and told the gentleman about what i wanted he told me that it would not really be practical for an ering since i would be wearing it all the time and that if i banged it i risked cracking or shattering it. I am very clumsy and he really burst my bubble. my two main concerns are: if i would risk losing the little diamonds easily? and Does anyone have experience with cracking this stone on the ring? oh and also he said if i have my heart set on this type of ering i should get a small center stone. so i guess thirdly is the size i want unpractical? im sorry the long post, but i was really sad when he told me all this. I would love to hear everyones oppinion- and of course post a pic of your ring 🙂
Post # 3
I think you should get what you want. Get insurance on the ring, then you don’t have to worry about anything that you listed PLUS you won’t have to worry if you lose your ring or if its (heaven forbid) stolen.
Post # 4
@katnipjuice: I have an aquamarine ring and it gets dull/dirty easily (probably because I wash my hands often and get soap residue on the stone). I don’t wear it often because I don’t think it would withstand everyday wear and tear.
Post # 5
@katnipjuice: well a halo (little stones around the center stone) will make the center a bit larger (cushion is the cut of the center stone). That being said, while aquamarine isn’t really hard, it isn’t super fragile either (same as emeralds on the Mohs scale). I’ve heard that pave diamonds have a tendancy to fall out more than other types of sidestones, but I don’t have first hand experience with this.
Post # 6
Yes pave diamonds can fall out if they are not expertly set, (and sometimes even if they are.) But they are so tiny that they are super cheap. $2 per diamond, wholesale. My entire ring is pave and I’ve lost a few since the time I’ve had it and my jeweler always replaces them for free. I’ve had my ring since September 2010 and in that time I’ve probably lost 5 stones from my ering and wedding bands, (never all at once). But again, they’re super cheap and easy to replace.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion
I have an aquamarine halo RHR similar to what you described. I wore it daily for 8 weeks while my e-ring was being resized, and it was fine. That said, I take all my rings off to cook, shower, work out, sleep, etc. I agree with PPs that you should get what you want and get it insured just in case.
Post # 8
I have an aquamarine engagement ring. I am also an art teacher and I use my hands constantly. I’m pretty rough on her, and I’ve never had a problem. As long as you’re careful to keep it out of extreme heat and wash it regularly (I use a toothbrush and soap), then it will shine beautifully! Mine came from Jared and we purchased the insurance plan (just in case!) Also, I have a diamond halo, and have never lost a stone there either!
Here she is 🙂
Post # 9
I’ve had an aquamarine RHR my whole life (March babies represent!). I’ve probably worn it everyday for the last 13-14 years and I’ve never had a problem and I am super-clumsy. I would still get an insurance policy taken out for the piece of mind.
Here’s my ring:
Post # 10
I don’t have an aquamarine, but I will chime in on the insurance thing.. I unfortunately (very recently) lost my ring (we had mine insured thank goodness!).. INSURE THAT THING even if it’s only worth a few hundred dollars.. Being crushed because you lost it is one thing, but having a lost ring and not being able to replace it would be completely devistating!
Post # 11
I love those aquamarine e-rings. They look so elegant and classy. Beautiful rings!
Post # 13
@katnipjuice: I have a 3carat aquamarine set in a halo and I am ridiculous clumsy and far too careless with jewllery. I wear it for everything (from cycling to washing up) as I am terrified I will lose it if I take it off so it gets a fair bit of battering but I am yet to have a problem. It is quite low setting though which helps avoid scratches etc so you may want to look at something with a lower setting .
And the obligutory photos…
this one is terrible quality but I wanted to give you an idea of the low setting;
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
I had an amethyst aquamarine ring I wore for years before getting engaged in an antique setting. I never had an issue with the stones.
Post # 15
WOW, thank you all so much. It really makes me feel better. I will definately get insurance on it, i do for all my expensive things just because i am so clumsy. knowing the little diamonds arent that expensive is great. (all my things get really dirty and i dont mind haha my boyfriend cleaned my mac screen and joked he figuired out how to make it HD :p) thank you Pimms for suggesting the low setting. and thank you all for chiming in. my heart is set on this kind of ring so all your suggesting helps with solidifing my choice. and of course for the pictures!!!!! 🙂 I cant have a bigger smile on my face.
Post # 16
@katnipjuice: Hey I also wanted an Aquamarine and the Jewler at helzburg talked me out of it. I was really upset for a while but now me and my FH are looking into Blue (heat Enhanced) Diamonds and they are beautiful. But I do know how you feel.