Bees with Aquamarine Rings…?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

here’s mine! 

with the newly added wedding band ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

woah huge photo! sorry :/

hehe

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hey there,

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hope that helps…

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

This is mine, only got engaged 3 days ago but I was trying to find some help about the cleaning part as well ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Helper bee

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
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Worker bee

@rachiecakes:

That is probably the prettiest combination of rings I’ve ever seen. So beautiful!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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.

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