Aquamarine is derived from the Latin word “seawater,” and loved for its calming blue color. It is said in the 19th century, the green varieties of this semi-precious stone were more popular, however today blue-hued options are highly fancied.
Aquamarine engagement rings have recently become one of the popular in the rising trend among many couples because of the gemstone's natural intense color and clarity.
Aquamarine belongs to the beryl family, along with emerald, yellow beryl, and morganite. The stone can often be confused with blue topaz, another semi-precious gemstone. However, aquamarine is more valuable because it is more rare.
In terms of hardness, aquamarine registers at 7.5-8 on the Mohs scale . This means that it is generally tough and will not scratch easily, making them a hardy stone, and a viable choice. The pale blue shade of aquamarine is the perfect in-between of a light, sparkly look that matches any taste like a diamond does but also gives a subtle pop of color and originality.
The shade you end up choosing will be something very personal to you, so trust your instinct and eye. Emily Amey admires exploring with both brilliant and opaque Aquamarines accented with diamonds. There is no cut that doesn’t suit them, but they are especially spectacular in the fancy shapes.
Legend has it the aquamarine stone brings happiness to a new marriage and good fortune to any woman who wears it, and it soothes tensions in marriages, making aquamarine a popular choice for engagement, or anniversary gifts amongst collectors. This durable, unique, and beautiful gem definitely meets our approval as the right choice for an engagement ring.