Lily Arkwright offers an impressive collection of Chatham Aqua Spinel engagement rings and dress rings. Spinel is a brilliant and durable gemstone found in many of the Royal Crown Jewels and world famous jewellery pieces. This stunning sky blue gemstone looks incredible set in both warm and cool tone precious metals.
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Aquamarine Engagement Rings
What are aquamarine engagement rings?
Aquamarine engagement rings feature a captivating aquamarine gemstone as the centrepiece. Admired for its tranquil blue hue reminiscent of the sea, aquamarine symbolism, serenity, clarity, and harmony. These rings showcase the beauty of the aquamarine, often set in various styles such as solitaires, halos, or with accent stones, offering versatility and elegance. Aquamarines, known for their durability, endure daily wear well, making them suitable for long-term use. Their calming colour and association with purity and tranquillity make aquamarine engagement rings a distinctive and enchanting choice, infusing engagements with a sense of peace and timeless beauty.
What is the history of aquamarine engagement rings?
Aquamarine engagement rings have an ancient heritage, revered for centuries for their serene blue hue reminiscent of the ocean. In ancient lore, aquamarines were believed to originate from mermaids' treasure chests, symbolising tranquillity, protection, and clarity. These gemstones were favoured by ancient seafarers for luck and safety at sea. In more recent history, aquamarines gained popularity in the Art Deco era of the 1920s. With a resurgence in interest in coloured gemstones, aquamarine engagement rings became sought after for their unique beauty and symbolism, evolving into a cherished choice that encapsulates calmness, purity, and enduring love in engagements.
Are aquamarine engagement rings hard to clean?
Cleaning aquamarine engagement rings is relatively simple but requires gentle care. Aquamarines, though durable, can be sensitive to harsh chemicals or sudden temperature changes. To clean, use mild soap, warm water, and a soft brush to remove dirt or buildup. Avoid steam or ultrasonic cleaners as they might damage the stone. Dry the ring thoroughly with a soft cloth to prevent water spots. Regular maintenance and occasional professional cleaning ensure the aquamarine's brilliance. While not particularly challenging to clean, treating aquamarine engagement rings with care preserves their beauty, ensuring they remain stunning symbols of love and serenity.
Celebrity Aquamarine Rings
Meghan Markle’s aquamarine ring
Meghan Markle was spotted wearing an aquamarine ring, believed to be a gift from Prince Harry. This stunning piece, an emerald cut aquamarine set with diamonds, belonged to Princess Diana. Its serene blue hue and sentimental value epitomised grace and tribute, marking a poignant connection within the royal family.
Lily Arkwright Loves
Eden oval or Lillie round rings
Aqua spinel engagement rings exhibit a mesmerising blend of aqua-blue tones, radiating brilliance and allure. Renowned for durability and clarity, these gemstones captivate with their vibrant hue. Their elegance and rarity make them a distinctive choice, offering a touch of sophistication and charm in timeless engagement ring designs.