Eye-catching Aquamarine Engagement Rings for the Alternative Bride
January 7th, 2019
Most brides search for something blue to wear on their wedding day. How about the ring? Aquamarine engagement rings are a great option for individualistic brides who still want to honor classic marriage traditions.
Even brides who prefer alternative engagement ring designs can appreciate the symbol of fidelity offered by "something blue." Aquamarine is flattered most by emerald, oval, and round brilliant cuts, three styles that are popular among modern brides. While aquamarine is more cost-effective than diamond center stones, smaller diamonds are typically added to the ring band for added sparkle. Coincidentally, aquamarine is the stone of the 19th wedding anniversary. A bracelet, necklace, or pair of earrings matching the engagement ring would make an excellent gift to mark the occasion.
Our Favorite Aquamarine Engagement Ring Styles
This Simon G stunner is vintage-inspired and romantic with unique modern details. Pav? white diamonds provide fiery sparkle along a twisted open shank band and a wispy, asymmetric halo. On the interior face of the halo, pav? black diamonds create additional intrigue and modern flair. This exquisite combination of old, new, and blue creates a symbolic piece that is contemporary but not too trendy to age with grace.
Our next featured ring also comes from Simon G. Decidedly more on the Art Deco end of the vintage spectrum, this engagement ring features an intense, oval-cut aquamarine as the center stone. Around this stone, a contrasting circle of pink diamonds in a yellow gold setting provides warmth against an otherwise icy backdrop. The halo consists of connected diamonds in milgrain-trimmed bezel settings, and this design element continues down the open shanks of the band.
While nontraditional square-shaped center stones are popular, many modern brides prefer soft cushion cuts to the sharp edges and heiress style of princess-cut stones. The thoughtful setting offers a shimmering halo and an open area under the aquamarine for light reflection. The ribbon-like side stone arrangement is a beautiful representation of tying the knot.
For a truly one-of-a-kind engagement ring, consider this asymmetrical style from Marco Bicego. 18-karat yellow gold is etched by hand using the signature Marco Bicego technique to create a softly brushed finish. The center aquamarine, cut into a radiant shape, is flanked by a similarly shaped amethyst. This unique combination of yellow gold and rich jewel tones results in exotic, Old World charm.
This natural beauty from Marco Bicego proves that polish and refinement are not always required to create something stunning. A dusty blue aquamarine rests stoically in an 18-karat yellow gold bezel setting. The simplicity of the design allows the ethereal color and soft brushed texture of the setting to take center stage. This style would make the perfect engagement ring for the enigmatic, introspective bride.
Finding Alternative Engagement Rings at Northeastern Fine Jewelry
Northeastern Fine Jewelry has locations in Schenectady, Albany, and Glens Falls, NY. We offer top designer engagement and wedding rings, fine fashion jewelry, and luxury timepieces. We also extend a number of services including jewelry and watch repair, custom jewelry design and modifications, ring resizing, and watchmaking. For inquiries regarding our products, services, and store numbers or hours, please visit our website. You may also stop by one of our exquisite showrooms to speak with a representative.