Gemstone Engagement Rings
April 4, 2014 12:46 PM Subscribe
Does anyone have any experience with aquamarine engagement rings? If you have experience with aquamarine engagement rings, how do they look? How do they hold up? What do you think? (I understand that aquamarine is beryl, the same material as beryl, which is supposed to be somewhat softer than the sapphire/ruby material, which in turn is very hard but not as hard as diamonds.)
posted by J. Wilson to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (20 answers total)
My girlfriend does not want diamond. She is not sold on emerald, sapphire, or ruby, because the colors are fairly bold and not neutral. I'm not sold on white sapphire -- too much like diamond-lite -- although I'm willing to be persuaded. Are there other gemstones I should be thinking about? I'm not especially trying to save money here, although that seems like a likely side effect of this approach.
Bonus question: does anyone have any experience buying online, and if so from where and do you recommend it?