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Aquamarine Engagement Rings for Marching Down the Aisle


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.

Mimi So Madison aquamarine engagement ring
Madison engagement ring in platinum with 3.34 ct. aquamarine, $7,900; Mimi So
Paris and Lily aquamarine ring
Ring in 22k yellow gold with 4 ct. aquamarine and diamonds, $8,000; Paris & Lily
Effy Jewelry aquamarine ring
Ring in 14k white gold with aquamarine and diamonds, $1,147; Effy Jewelry

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.

Future Fortune Cosmo ring
Cosmo engagement ring in 18k white gold with aquamarine, $3,400; Future Fortune
Hannah Bedford Adorn crown ring
Adorn crown ring in yellow gold with aquamarine and diamonds, $5,000; Hannah Bedford
Ashley Zhang aqua rolling ring
Blue Light rolling ring in 14k white gold with 1 ct. aquamarine, $1,950; Ashley Zhang

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.

Melinda Lawton aquamarine ring
Vintage-inspired ring in 14k white and yellow gold with 2.39 ct. aquamarine and 0.28 ct. t.w. blue topaz, $5,900; Melinda Lawton
Jewel Lab Cristina ring
Cristina ring in 18k white gold with cushion-cut aquamarine and marquise diamonds, $5,000; Jewel Lab
Lauren K aquamarine ring
Shrine ring in 18k yellow gold with 28.35 ct. aquamarine and 1.08 cts. t.w. diamonds, $18,295; Lauren K

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.

Rahaminov aquamarine ring
Ring in 18k yellow gold with 5.74 ct. aquamarine, $13.500; Rahaminov
GFG Artisia leaf ring
Artisia Leaf ring in 18k yellow gold with 1.1 ct. aquamarine, 0.2 ct. sapphire, and 0.12 ct. diamond, £2,500 ($3,340); GFG Jewellery
Nana Fink aquamarine ring
Liz ring in 18k rose and white gold with 4 ct. aquamarine, 0.58 ct. t.w. pink sapphires, and 0.33 ct. t.w. diamonds, CHF 7,800 ($8,500); Nana Fink

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 Jewelry

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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