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3 Stone Rings – A Classic Engagement Ring Design

3 Stone Rings

Diamond trilogy rings – a classic engagement ring design

Three stone rings, or diamond trilogy rings as they are also known, are a classic design made popular by Tiffany & Co.

They’re an enduring favourite – for their elegant simplicity which allows the stones to take centre stage. Just like a solitaire engagement ring, three stone rings are all about diamonds; it’s a design you choose when you want maximum sparkle and gasps from admirers.

The Tiffany & Co style classic three stone ring features round brilliant diamonds in an aesthetically pleasing 2:1 ratio. The central diamond is double the size of the two shoulder diamonds. So, if the central diamond is 1.5 carat the two diamonds on each side will each be 0.75 carat, with a 3.0 carat total carat weight.

Changing the ratio really changes the look; a 3:2 ratio also looks fantastic – imagine a 0.75 carat central diamond surrounded by two 0.5 carat diamonds. Also beautiful, but quite a different look.

There’s no need to stick to round diamonds – let’s browse other cuts and precious gems. Princess or cushion cut diamonds look spectacular in a trilogy setting, as do emerald cut diamonds flanked by baguettes. Green or blue emeralds are a sensational choice for the central stone, and rose or yellow gold bands are increasingly popular.

Princess Cut 3 Stone Ring with diamond band

Princess cut 3 stone diamond ring with diamonds in the band

7 stunning variations on the 3 stone ring

Round brilliant diamonds are in vogue, but here’s 7 stylish twists on the classic three stone ring.

  • Art deco divine: try a central Emerald cut diamond flanked by two tapered baguettes
  • Three Princess cut diamonds
  • A round diamond flanked by pear shaped diamonds
  • Try a square cushion cut diamond with yellow cushions on the side
  • A blue or green emerald as your central stone
  • Add a diamond band for extra bling
  • Play with metals: a rose gold or yellow gold band with white gold claws

Emerald and tapered baguettes 3 stone ring

A classic 3 stone ring with emerald cut diamond and tapered baguettes

The past, present and future – the meaning behind the trilogy ring

Three stone rings are rich in symbolism. The three diamonds are said to represent the past, present and future. What a beautiful sentiment; the love thus far, the time you’re enjoying together, and the exciting future you have ahead.

A classic 3 stone ring with round brilliant dimaonds

The wedding band – how shall we complement thee?

A three-stone engagement ring is such a classic, it can handle any wedding band. Clients choose a three-stone ring for its simplicity – because it’s all about showing off these jaw-dropping diamonds, and hence a full diamond wedding band is a popular choice. A channel set or shared setting diamond band would give an incredible diamond-rich appearance.

On the flip side, a plain band with knife edge or French curve would be exceptional too, allowing the trilogy to shine.

Which three stone ring is your favourite? Classic or with a twist?

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