Choosing Aquamarine Gold Rings

February 17th, 2010 by wys

Aquamarine is a fascinatingly beautiful gemstone. Women the world over love it for its fine blue shades which can complement almost any skin or eye color, and creative gemstone designers are inspired by it.

Unlike its more expensive counterparts, aquamarines are very versatile and look good when skillfully cut. When it comes to cut and shape that is most suited to bring out its beauty, opinions vary from jeweler to jeweler, a testimony to the fact that any cut and shape can fit this very versatile gem.

Needless to say, the people selecting a gold aquamarine engagement ring are spoilt for choice. The aquamarine represents optimism, well being and faithfulness, therefore by having aquamarine rings engagement tends to be more meaningful. Here are a few considerations to take into account when buying your gold aquamarine engagement rings.

The first most obvious question is the quality of the stone itself. The natural color of aquamarines range from blue green to the light blue that is favored in modern times. Some stones may have been heat treated to enhance the blueness but this in no way affects the quality or hardness of the stone.

The stone should be clear. Unlike other precious stones where inclusions are common, it is on a rare occasion that there are any in an aquamarine. The next thing to consider is the cut and shape. As mentioned before, the aquamarine is a very versatile stone, so any cut and shape at the hands of a skillful jeweler will be able to let its beauty shine. This is very much a case of personal preference but remember that the brilliance of the stone is enhanced with a lower crown. Deep designs like the emerald cut is ideal but then again, this is ultimately very much up to the personal preference of the wearer.

Now consider the setting. Is the aquamarine going to be the center stone accompanied by smaller stones or is it a solitaire? Depending on the richness of the color, they go great with other colored stones. A deeper shade of aquamarine will be even more brilliant when accompanied by diamonds while a lighter or more greenish shade goes well with peridot or emeralds.

You also want to give some consideration to the setting, whether the gold should be yellow gold or white gold. Again, this is very much up to the personal preference of the wearer and your budget but consider the color of the stone when deciding whether to set it in yellow or white gold. White gold is very popular and makes a good contrast.

When buying an aquamarine ring, it is best to exercise caution and only buy from reputable jewelers. There are many merchants in the market who pass off colored glass, quartz crystal or cubic zirconia as genuine aquamarines. Ask your merchant for the particulars of the stone. If he appears evasive or hesitant, then you know to take your business elsewhere. With these tips in mind, you should be able to go out and select the perfect engagement ring for your sweetheart. She will be bowled over by your proposal.

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