Using Aquamarine in an Engagement Ring
Aquamarines are an ideal choice for engagement rings due to their unique color, clarity, and durability. As with all gemstones, cut, color, clarity, and carat should be considered when purchasing a stone. Fortunately, the color tone of aquamarines universally flatters all skin tones and works well with all metal types and settings. Additionally, these gems are often free of inclusions or imperfections with a brilliant luster that will not fade over time.
Most often, aquamarines are cut into oval or pear shapes. Aquamarines are among the easier gems to cut and can be found in unusual shapes, including flower, hexagon, and pyramid. These one-of-a-kind cuts are ideal for the partner with a quirky, unique personality.
Furthermore, aquamarines are an ideal choice for the partner who prefers low-maintenance jewelry that is highly durable. These gemstones are also optimal for couples with restricted budgets as the wide price range makes aquamarines accessible to anyone on a variety of budgets.
Aquamarines have higher hardness than many other gemstones. This hardness combined with its crystal structure makes it one of the toughest gemstones. However, larger stones should be placed in settings that are stronger as they are more likely to be knocked during daily wear. Furthermore, sharp corners should be protected by prongs as they are more likely to chip. Aquamarines can be placed in ultrasonic cleaners as long as there are no obvious inclusions that may worsen if cleaned in this fashion. Using soapy water and a damp cloth is a safe way to consistently clean your aquamarine gemstone.