Is aquamarine a bad choice for an engagement ring?
I am interested in aquamarine for my engagement ring. I prefer the look of it to a diamond, and it is more cost effective. However, I was looking at an aquamarine ring at a jewelry counter, and the salesperson tried to talk me out of it. She said I shouldn't get anything other than a diamond, sapphire, or ruby because of the hardness factor, and I would end up having to replace an aquamarine ring after five years. I was just wondering how true this is.