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Diamond engagement rings are awe-inspiring in their beauty. It’s no wonder that the tradition of getting engaged with them has endured for centuries. While a single diamond centerpiece is alluring and eye-catching, a three-stone engagement ring is even more so.
If you’re thinking of getting a three-stone engagement ring or have received one, you may be wondering if it holds special meaning.
A three-stone engagement ring represents the couple’s past, present, and future. The largest stone signifies the present while the two side stones represent the past and future. It’s a lovely depiction of the stages of a couple’s relationship, which is why many couples favor the three-stone arrangement.
Famous celebrities who’ve accepted three-stone engagement rings include Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle as well as actresses Nicole Kidman, and Cristina Ricci.
Other Triple Stone Meanings
The three-stone engagement ring is also associated with other meanings like friendship, love, and fidelity. Because of this, it can also represent the progression of a couple’s relationship from friendship to romantic love, then commitment.
Typically, the diamond centerpiece signifies love while the two stones beside it stand for friendship and fidelity.
This type of engagement ring can also indicate family and the Holy Trinity.
The three-stone engagement ring can also be referred to as “trinity rings” and “trilogy rings.”
Three-Stone Engagement Ring Bands
If you’re looking to purchase a three-stone engagement ring, the ideal bands are white gold, silver, and platinum. These materials bring out the intensity of the diamond’s fire and sparkle. It would be wise to carefully consider the type of band since its color works like a mirror, reflecting and intensifying the stones’ brightness and helping them stand out.
Other band materials include yellow gold and rose gold. With the optimum cut, color, clarity, and carat weight, a three-stone engagement ring is elegant, opulent, and stunning. It is a visual symbol of the couple’s relationship and future together.
Three-stone engagement rings can be worn the same way as other engagement rings: on their own or on the same finger as the wedding ring.
Most three-stone diamond engagement rings have a large center stone with two smaller stones on each side. You may also notice other arrangements with three stones of equal sizes and side stones that are subtly smaller than their center stone.
Since diamonds come in a wide array of colors, the three-stone engagement ring is an ideal arrangement for featuring different hues of the stone. Some use the arrangement to include other precious gems as side stones like sapphires or rubies that complement and highlight the diamond center stone. Some couples use the lady’s birthstone as side stones, adding another layer of significance to the engagement ring.
The common diamond cuts for three-stone diamond rings are emerald, marquise, cushion, baguette, oval, and round. With this arrangement, you can go vintage or modern and still exude grace and luxury while enjoying its rich meaning and striking design.
Pros and Cons of the Three-stone Engagement Ring
More diamonds mean more sparkle! There are endless options when it comes to personalizing your three-stone engagement ring. From the stones you select to the color and material of the band, having three stones can give you more designs to choose from, allowing your creativity free rein. It also gives your ring a unique look and more meaning.
The only disadvantage to having a three-stone engagement ring is the additional cost. Depending on your diamonds’ 4 Cs (color, cut, carat, and clarity), three stones will naturally cost more than an engagement ring with only one stone.
Those with a limited budget or prefer more minimal designs may veer away from the three-stone setting.
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If you’re in search of a three-stone engagement ring, consider the radiantEmilie Ring with its 2.33-carat diamond. We can customize it and other rings with your chosen center stone, carat size, color, and clarity.