(Closed) aquamarine e-ring trouble

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: what do you think should be my biggest worry?
    little diamonds falling out : (7 votes)
    17 %
    cracking the aquamarine : (22 votes)
    54 %
    the size of the aquamarine : (7 votes)
    17 %
    other : (5 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 1993

    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.  Wink

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee

    @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
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    8453 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @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
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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
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    1381 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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
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    44 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    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
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 1993

    @MrsT2009:  

    @mrsstreetman:  

     

    I love those aquamarine e-rings.  They look so elegant and classy.  Beautiful rings!

    Post # 13
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

     @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 Smile.

     

     

     

    And the obligutory photos…

     

     

     

     

    this one is terrible quality but I wanted to give you an idea of the low setting;

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • 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 # 16
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

     

    @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.

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