Aquamarine is one of those gemstones that will never go out of style. For one thing it’s very beautiful but it’s also very popular. In fact lately we have seen an increase in the trend of using aquamarine engagement rings instead of the more traditional options that were more popular in the past. This amazing gemstone originated from Brazil and Columbia where it was named the “Water of the sea”. Its name is derived from the Latin ‘aqua’ (water) and ‘mare’ (sea). As the name suggests at first it was very much regarded to be related to water so it was also used to protect sailors who were on the water.
As said today we will find a lot of beautiful and unique aquamarine jewelry as well as amazing aquamarine engagement rings. Going with aquamarine ring for an engagement ring might not be that usual however it has many advantages. For one aquamarines are really beautiful. The colors of these gemstones will vary from the deep dark blue ones that are the color of the ocean all the way to the lighter shade almost transparent blue ones that are light as the blue sky. This gemstone is very much beloved by women as the coloring usually does a really good job of complimenting the woman’s eye color.
Finally the big advantage of getting aquamarine engagement rings vs getting diamond engagement rings is the price. If you are looking to go with the lighter blue ones you will have a very affordable deal, on the other hand, the deep blue ones are the ones that really cost a lot. Another amazing feature about aquamarines is that on the MOHS (the hardness scale used for this) they have a very good ranking from 7.5 to 8. This means that they are not prone to cracking or chipping and usually won’t show any signs of the daily ware and tare.
The natural coloring of the aquamarine gemstone is not the beautiful sea like deep blue that you often associate with it, but the light blue color that even has a shade of green. In fact it’s only after the gemstone has been heat treated that it will gain it’s deep blue color. That is why it’s extra important to get your aquamarine engagement rings by a jeweler that is both certified as well as experienced as the ones that are not treated properly will fade and lose it’s coloring when they are exposed to the direct sunlight for too long.
That said, the two colors of the gemstone – the deep sea like blue and the sky like light blue are also priced differently. The sky like light blue aquamarine engagement rings are the more affordable version while you will have to pay a hefty fee for the deep blue ones. However there is a lot of in-between space as well where almost everyone will be able to find an aquamarine engagement ring to fit their budget. The good thing about it is that it’s pretty resistant and durable so a MOHS of 7.5 to 8 is well deserved.