Unique Emerald Cut Aquamarine Engagement Rings
Emerald cut aquamarine engagement rings are unique yet beautiful choices for a man to present to his future bride to be. There are two distinct characteristics that set these rings apart from other, more traditional options. First is the cut of the stone. The emerald cut was originally developed for emeralds but is now commonly used for other stones as well. This is a rectangular shape with truncated corners. The stone is cut with a stepped appearance, creating a top smaller than the bottom. There are several decreasing levels of stone between the top and bottom. This cut creates a truly sparkling stone.
Aquamarine is a semiprecious gemstone that is delicate, sky blue in color. The color can be enhanced by heat treatment. Interesting enough, in history there was a Roman tradition in which grooms would present aquamarine to their new wives the morning after their wedding night as a gift. In fact, it was thought that this stone absorbs and carries the atmosphere of young, true love. Thus making it a perfect choice for an engagement ring.