If you’re looking for an engagement ring that symbolizes your past memories, the current moments of your relationship and a future filled with joy and laughter, then a three stone engagement ring might be perfect for you.
In this article, you will find out the meaning behind a three stone diamond ring, how it looks like, the best designs in the market and where to buy one. So, if you are still deciding on a ring design or simply doing research to find out more, you are at the right place.
Let’s dive in…
A 3-stone ring (aka trilogy ring) is made up of a cluster of 3 gemstones which are mounted side by side. The center stone is typically larger than the 2 flanking stones and is usually set higher to create an emphasis on it.
Traditionally, the three stones each symbolizes the past, present and future of your relationship. However, a three stone diamond ring (e.g. for an anniversary gift) can also represent the friendship, love and fidelity you have for your partner in a marriage.
The main advantage of choosing a trilogy diamond ring lies in the symbolic meaning it offers compared to other setting styles. Beyond the representation of past, present and future, these rings can also be further customized and personalized to encompass a special meaning.
For example, if your recipient loves red, you can consider using ruby sidestones for the ring. If she loves blue, consider using sapphire sidestones instead. On a similar note, you can also use birthstones to mark special occasions (wedding/birthday) or dates that are important to you.
Since three-stone rings are less commonly seen, they can make a fashion statement and allows your recipient to stand out from the crowd. Besides modern looking designs, you can also find a range of different styles (e.g. vintage) that cater to your preferences and tastes.
One other benefit of a three-stone ring is that it adds a multi dimension layer of sparkle due to the additional sidestones. ln fact, a well-crafted 3-stone ring will make heads turn and easily make her the center of attention.
The sidestones add a dimension of extra sparkle in the ring.
When buying a 3 stone engagement ring, there are certain details you might want to pay attention to.
First of all, the shape of the center diamond has a major impact on the ring’s appearance. The 3 stone style works best with symmetrical shapes like round or princess cut diamonds.
The 3 stone style works best with symmetrical shapes like round or princess cut diamonds.
If your center stone has an asymmetrical shape (e.g. heart, pear), you need to be careful with the ring design as it can cause a mismatch with the wrong sidestones. As a general guideline, asymmetrical center stones would go well with asymmetrical sidestones.
Ring designs with fancy shape sidestones tend to work better with asymmetrical center stones.
In a three-stone diamond ring, the size of the side stones used are relatively large compared to the center stone and their quality matters. Jewelers typically have a pre-determined set of specifications for them like their total carat weight, color and clarity.
If the average color of the sidestones are F-G, then it is perfectly OK to buy a center diamond with 1 color grade difference apart (i.e. E, F, G, H). If the average color of the sidestones are H-I, then you should ideally choose a center stone within this range: G, H, I, J.
The key here lies in the experience of the bench jeweler and the quality of workmanship.
It’s no secret that one of the most talked about royalty rings is that belonging to Prince Harry’s fiance, Meghan Markle. The custom designed three-stone engagement ring with its whopping 4 carat cushion cut diamond in yellow gold caught the world’s attention.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry getting engaged. Photo credits: metro.co.uk
And if you are wondering how you can recreate Meghan’s Markle’s engagement ring with a similar looking design, you are at the right place. Check out some of these replica designs that are very similar to the real ring!
“The Megan” is Brian Gavin’s rendition of the famous royalty ring. You also have the option to customize the quality of the gemstones to the specifications you like and can cherry pick super ideal cut diamonds from Brian Gavin’s inventory.
With a unique handmade trellis basket, this yellow gold ring design adds a subtle twist to the classic design. If you want to replicate Meghan Markle’s three stone engagement ring, consider pairing this ring with a cushion shape diamond of your choice.
If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind design, you may want to consider designer rings. Here are some of my favorite designs that are intricately made and simply breathtaking.
The Simon G ring on the left has halos encircling each of the stones to create a blooming effect like a bouquet of flowers. The appearance is simply amazing and the ring has a multi dimensional sparkle to it.
The Verragio ring on the right has a profile that is super intricate and full of craftsmanship details. It is a grand sight to behold for the casual observer.
Vintage style rings are popular choices for people who want a blast from the past. These 2 rings from James Allen are very popular for their stylish and exquisite detailing. To see more details, make sure you click on the images and interact with the video listing!
Three stone rings are very meaningful and there are amazing designs that fit different budgets. And really, there is no fixed rules or narratives to buying them as you have to freedom to decide on shape, size, style and even the feelings you want to convey.
In this write up, we had revealed useful tips to buying 3-stone rings and also showcased some amazing designs that are available in the market. This can be a big help further down the line, so make sure you bookmark this page for reference.
Armed with this knowledge and information, you should be able to make better decisions. But if you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comment section below. With that, I wish you all the best with your three-stone engagement ring buying adventure!