Aquamarine

Aquamarine

Written by Theodore Marshall on 1 October 2012

Aquamarine is a member of the beryl family along with lovely stones such as Morganite, Heliodor and of course Emerald!

Did you know that in the 19th century the most valuable stones were a sea-green colour? Today the most valued pieces tend to be in sky to dark blue colours, like this lovely piece from our stock.

Aquamarine is known as a dichroic gem, which means that it will appear different colours when viewed at different angles, so for instance you might look at the stone from one angle and it could appear blue in colour, whereas it might appear clear from another direction. It really is a fascinating gemstone!

Aquamarine Engagement Ring

This lovely stone would be a stunning dress ring, pendant or even a brooch! It has an unusual oval shape which makes it stand out in the crowd, measuring at around 16.7x6.1mm in size. This stone has been cut en cabochon, which means that it has a lovely high domed shape unlike the more traditional facetted cuts that you might have seen elsewhere. The stone catches the light really nicely to show off its beautiful pale misty blue colour.

Aquamarine is often a popular choice for people who share a love of the sea. Take a look at our website for some of our aquamarine engagement rings

Another lovely thing about this gemstone in particular is that it is a natural stone and that was sourced in Vietnam! Aquamarine can also be found in places across the globe such as Brazil, India, Afghanistan and Madagascar to name a few! At 5.12ct in weight, you really can't go wrong!