The arrival of March signals aquamarine season, a birthstone as blue as a spring sky. Aquamarine is a versatile gemstone that works beautifully in a range of sizes, price points, and categories—not least of all, bridal.
When one looks to get engaged with a gemstone other than diamond, it’s fairly common to see sapphires and emeralds taking those roles. They’re solid choices that possess an heirloom quality, making them perfect for an engagement ring to pass down, should one have such an interest.
Equally a contender, though, is aquamarine, and for many reasons.
In the palest of blues, aquamarine couldn’t be described as colorless as a diamond, but it could come close. There’s certainly no need to worry about the gem clashing with attire or any other gemstones, it simply fits in.
There’s also the matter of cost. Consumers on a budget may find aquamarine to be a great option, given its beauty for a price usually lower than diamonds. There’s also the matter of some just not wanting diamonds at all—natural or lab-grown.
Aquamarine rings have certainly been romanticized by royal watchers. On the finger of Meghan Markle: an aquamarine ring of more than 30 carats that once belonged to the beloved Princess Diana. It’s not an engagement ring, but it could easily inspire one.
The aquamarine rings shown here would make for some very charming engagement rings (as well as beautiful birthday presents for March babies).
Top: Aqua engagement ring in platinum with 3 ct. aquamarine and diamonds, $7,000 (opal band not included); Carter Eve JewelryFollow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
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