It’s the March birthstone, but it’s so much more. As the ancient philosopher Pliny said, aquamarine “has charms not to be denied.” Apples of Gold’s collection of aquamarine rings showcases this alluring stone in styles from demure to dramatic.
The meaning of the word “aquamarine” provides a clue to the stunning appearance of this mesmerizing gem: “aqua” means “water” and “mare” means “the sea.” These two words are a fitting description for a stone that glimmers like the ocean on a sunny day. Aquamarine’s light blue color is both soothing and refreshing, offering a gentle burst of vibrancy that makes it hard to look away. Read more.
For thousands of years the aquamarine has captured both eyes and imaginations. The Sumerians, Egyptians and Romans all held this gem in high regard. The brilliant beauty that has made aquamarine a perpetual favorite allows this stone to give a range of rings a gorgeous touch of the clearest sea.
As a member of the beryl family of gemstones, aquamarine is related to the emerald. However, unlike its green cousin, aquamarine is almost completely without inclusions, or flaws. It’s also a hard stone, able to resist scratches and continue to sparkle for years to come.
Simple aquamarine rings such as solitaires and three-stone styles allow the natural beauty of the gem they contain to steal the show. These unfussy looks have a timeless appeal that will never go out of style.
Vintage styles are particularly lovely when set with aquamarine. The soft hue of aquamarine is a perfect complement for designs inspired by Victorian Era, a time when feminine looks were in vogue. When accented by this light indigo gem, these ladylike styles take on a sparkle that both honors the past and renders them perfect for the present. With elements such as filigree, paisley patterns and floral designs, Apples of Gold’s vintage aquamarine rings harken to a simpler time, but are perfect for the present.
Of course, styles from the past don’t corner the market on truly stunning aquamarine rings. Modern looks seem even fresher, taking on the relaxing yet invigorating vibe of a glimmering blue gem. Whether you choose a minimalistic look or one with a bold, sizeable stone, you’re sure to get a piece that makes a sophisticated statement.
For a ring that’s soothing as the sea and refreshing as the splash of an ocean wave, aquamarine is the answer. Slide on a ring that features this dazzling blue gem and escape to your own piece of paradise.