If you are looking for an engagement ring that symbolizes the past, current moments of your relationship and future filled with happiness, then a three stone ring might be a perfect choice for you.
What is a Three-Stone Ring?
A three-stone ring, also known as a trilogy, trinity or trio ring, features a cluster of three gemstones which are mounted side by side. The centre stone is usually larger than the two side stones and it’s typically set higher to create an emphasis on it.
The three stones of the ring symbolize the past, present and future of your relationship. The stone that represents the present is always the biggest and is placed in the centre of the ring. The smaller stones on sides represent the past and future.
A three-stone ring can also represent friendship and love you have for your partner. This type of rings can tell the story of your journey together.
Three-Stone Ring Styles
There are different styles of three-stone rings to choose from such as equally sized, traditional graduation and slightly graduated.
The traditional graduating rings usually incorporate a centre diamond weight that is equal to the total of the two other diamonds. For example, if the centre diamond is one carat, the side stones are a half-carat each.
With the slightly graduated style, the centre stone is slightly bigger than the two others.
Tips to Buying Three-Stone Rings
When buying a three-stone ring, there are some details you might want to pay attention to.
If the centre stone has an asymmetrical shape such as pear or heart, you need to be careful with side stones as these may cause a mismatch with the entire design. As a general rule, asymmetrical centre stones go well with asymmetrical side stones.
If a three-stone diamond ring features relatively large side stones their quality also matters. For example, if the colour of side stone is in F-G range, then the colour of the centre stone should be with 1 colour grade difference apart, meaning E, F, G, or H. If the colour of the side stones is H-I, then you should choose a centre stone within G, H, I or J range.
If you are the one who is looking for a way to stand out from the crowd then a three-stone ring is the perfect choice for you.
This type of rings allows you to get creative as there are many different styles to choose from. Although many brides-to-be choose diamonds for all the three stones in a three-stone ring, the sides stones and even the centre stone can be just any gemstone that you like or hold that meaning to you.
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