Post # 1
Hi Bees new here. Not engaged yet, but was told it might happen sometime this year. (crosses fingers)
I would love to have a Round Halo Aquamarine in white gold e-ring. My question is for you Bees that have one how is the upkeep and durability of the Aquamarine?? Are you still happy with it?
Also I am having a hard time finding a halo setting that allows to have the wedding band sit flush against the e-ring band under the halo part. Any help please?
Feel free to post pictures of your Aquamarine rings e-ring or not. I would love to see them. Thanks.
Post # 3
with the newly added wedding band 🙂
I wanted my e-ring and wedding band separate in case I wanted to wear the band alone. I had a feeling that I would wear only my band most days, and I was right. I mostly wear the band alone now.
Post # 4
woah huge photo! sorry :/
Post # 5
My original e-ring was aquamarine, but to be honest, it was constantly looking ‘cloudy’ and I had to clean it every single day to keep it shiny and bright. This will sound RIDICULOUS to some, but I also was annoyed at how it could look with different nailpolishes…I know, ridiculous. But some nailpolish colours would make the stone just look awful! (And I’m an avid nail girl).
Anyway, needless to say, although I LOVED the shape of the ring and the stone (when it was clean), the upkeep wasn’t fun. Because of the shape, my fiance and I couldn’t find a wedding band to go with it either, unless we did a custom band.
After doing research, buying a custom wedding band cost just as much as buying a whole new bridal set – I took this as a wonderful oppourtunity to get my dream ring! 🙂
I stuck with the gemstones, as I LOVE how large you can go with the stone and they tend to sparkle like crazy, so we bought a White Topaz and Diamond white gold set.
Here they are:
My first engagement ring, Aquamarine:
And my current engagement ring, White Topaz & Diamond:
I’ve had NO problems with the shine of the white topaz ring, and no cloudiness either! And all my nailpolishes make it sparkle 😉
Hope that helps…
Post # 6
Thank you both for your comments and beautiful rings you have! I think I am leaning towards an Aquamarine (untreated kind) still I love the color especially against the white gold and for sentimental reasons we meet in March. Your comments helps and I know what to expect.
Post # 7
I find that my ring changes in the light- sometimes it looks cloudy, sometimes clear.. and it has nothing to do with my cleaning it. Crack & scratch-wise its held up just fine… I had some jewelers trying to convince me otherwise since it’s not a hard a stone as a diamond but I’ve been totally fine.
The only thing I do notice (moreso than with other friends who have all diamond rings) is that you can see through the stone and see where the prongs are set. I’ve never noticed that with anyone elses’ ring. Not sure if its just how mine is cut, or if its a feature of aquamarines.
Post # 8
This is mine, only got engaged 3 days ago but I was trying to find some help about the cleaning part as well 🙂
Post # 9
Mine has held up just fine and I’ve hit it pretty hard a few times.
I don’t wear it when cleaning with chemicals or other harsh products.
You can see through my stone but from what I’ve read that is a good thing.
Post # 10
That is probably the prettiest combination of rings I’ve ever seen. So beautiful!
Post # 11
i don’t have an aquamarine ering (don’t have my ering at all yet, it’s still being made…should get the proof pic sometime this week!!!!), but i’m in the market for a white gold ring with small diamonds and an aquamarine center stone that can be stacked with a wedding band. i wear my first wedding band on my right hand still, and aquamarine is my son’s birthstone (diamond is mine), so i thought it would be nice to have my son’s birthstone to wear with the band that represents the love his father and i had for each other before he died, since i put away that ering for safekeeping. well, the love that i still have, though it’s different now, obviously. i’d love an emerald-cut aquamarine. good quality ones are SUCH clear stones, with that pale blue…they lend themselves to that cut beautifully.
Post # 12
My pre-engagement ring is an aquamarine. It was less than $100 from Walmart, but has held up through daily wear for several years. Here is a recent picture of it.
Post # 14
My engagement ring isn’t aquamarine, but my somethingblue/favorite heirloom from gramma is! It’s a 10ish carat set in platinum. I usually save it for special occasions, but I’ve definitely worn it all day as well – no issues with scratching or anything. I don’t clean it super often but when I do it makes a difference in the sparkle, of course. If you love aquas, go for it! I’m a firm believer in changing the ring if something about it isn’t right. Give it a shot!
Post # 15
I LOVE my custom Platinum, diamond and Aquamarine ring!. I have knocked it quite a bit and no problems. I had an issue with keeping it clean and found taking it off for washing and lotion, not wearing it for cleaning or cooking, plus a weekly scrub with Windex did the trick!
Post # 16
I have an antique art deco filigree 3 stone aquamarine ring that I wear on my righthand. I love this ring, but I agree with some of the previous posters about how hard it is to keep it from looking cloudy. Even if I take it off to wash my hands or apply lotion, it still gets cloudy under the stones. This is the main reason I dont wear it daily. Every time I do wear it, I clean it first.