All You Need To Know About The Three Stone Engagement Rings To Declare Your Endless Love June 18, 2021 – Posted in: Blog

Your engagement ring can go beyond simply being beautiful; it can also tell a story. Any engagement ring is a highly symbolic tangible icon of a couple’s love for one another. But a three-stone engagement ring elevates this symbolism to the next level.

Traditionally, the diamond on each side represents the past and the present. The center diamond, which is typically the largest diamond, is a symbol of a couple’s brilliant future together. For the spiritual, the three stones can also embody the Holy Trinity.

More than merely beautiful, three stone engagement rings are rich with symbolism and personal significance. The three stones traditionally represent the past, present and future of a relationship, but can also be interpreted to stand for friendship, love and fidelity or even take on religious significance. If you’re looking for a ring with deeper meaning, three stone engagement rings should be at the top of your list.


It’s unclear how the three-stone setting first came to symbolize the past, present, and future, but through the years.   Today — as with just about everything when it comes to choosing an engagement ring — there are no hard-and-fast rules. You can lend it to significance, whatever is meaningful to you. Your engagement ring is all about your personal preference.


While the three stones in a three-stone ring are most commonly thought to be a symbol of the past, present, and future, three stone rings have been ascribed to other meanings. 

Do you know what the third month of the year calls for? THREE-STONE DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RINGS!

But why three-stone, why so special? Three-stone rings are a sentimental choice to possibly represent:

  • your past, present and future together
  • your family of three
  • your three children
  • the Holy Trinity
  • the sentiment of the Irish Claddagh ring (friendship, loyalty, and love)
  • your three decades together
  • or something special to only you
  • Plus, it’s three diamonds instead of one = MORE SPARKLE!


There are SO MANY factors that go into a three-stone diamond engagement ring.

What can you customize?

 Just about everything! From the size and shape of the center diamond to the size and shape of the side diamonds, the metal colour, the ring style, to halo or not to halo, adding in gemstones, and so much more.

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Three-stone couple ring designs tend to take up a lot of space on the finger. Think about this: a tall structure that needs to support one giant boulder. Now think about that same structure and what it would need in order to securely support two additional boulders on either side. What would you need? More structure and support which in the jewellery world means MORE METAL. 

Adding three halos into the mix will certainly add more sparkle to the look of the ring, but it will also add more volume to the way it feels on your hand. Not good or bad… just different! You can also get a halo-like look with just a frame of textured metal like on the two left-hand side rings. Or get super sparkly with a bunch of little diamonds like the two rings on the right. And don’t forget about adding those wedding bands to the stack later on. 


Who says your three-stone diamond ring has to be all-around diamonds? What if you love oval-shaped diamonds? Or prefer clean lines and hard angles? With two different diamond shapes and dozens of ring designs, the possibilities are endless.

Our advice is to pick your center diamond shape first, the star of the show Then, select your mounting style which includes a side-diamond shape and size.


Another reason that most three-stone engagement couple rings are customized is this factor right here is the ratio! That means the comparison in size of the center diamond to the side diamonds. Do you want all three diamonds to be similar in size? Half the size? Almost minuscule, more like accent diamonds? Or somewhere in between? There are different examples using only round diamonds to show you what different three-stone engagement rings can look like depending on their ratio of center diamond size to side diamond size. 


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The original three-stone diamond couple ring is perfectly matched, with slightly smaller diamonds bookending the center stone. The result is a gorgeous, timeless look with lots of sparkles.

If you do opt for this three-stone setting, take care to find accent diamonds that are the right size. This smaller side stone design usually features accent diamonds that are between one-half and one-third of the center diamond’s size. But of course, jewellery is always subjective, so take a look at trios of varying ratios until you find the one that will best suit your future bride.


If you want to incorporate colored gemstones into your engagement ring, a three-stone design might just be the best option for you! You will be wearing your engagement ring almost every day for the rest of your life. There are not many other things in your life that will get that much wear. That means it needs to be the most structurally sound and durable creation possible. By selecting gemstones as accent stones, you get the durability and sparkle of a diamond center, but the added personality and customization of those gemstones on the side.


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It’s not difficult to see why three-stone engagement couple rings have been so popular over the years – they’re incredibly beautiful. But there’s another reason for the style’s enduring popularity. Three-stone diamond rings can be a way to give the woman you love something extra special without breaking the bank.

In fact, a three-stone ring can be a great solution for couples on a modest budget. The smaller stones tend to cost less, but can still make for a great display once they’re all set in a ring.

You can achieve this brilliant design with a variety of styles, too. Some couples add gemstones like ruby or sapphire to their three-stone ring, in lieu of accent diamonds. This option is both cost-efficient and quite beautiful!

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Another way to achieve the three-stone look is to try out different shaped accent diamonds. 

The truly individual couples will take the three-stone concept and make it their own. Mixing up shapes, colours, and setting styles. There are no limits to the three-stone design, and even with the basic guideline of three stones, the options are endless.



The three-stone ring is a beautiful, romantic choice for an engagement ring. And, thanks to the variety of style, stone, and size, it is a ring that can suit anyone – no matter what they can afford.

As you continue your search for the perfect engagement ring, remember the three-stone diamond ring. It might be just what you need to seal love that spans the past, present, and future.


The three-stone ring provides a crazy amount of versatility.

  1. The possibilities for customization are endless! We can have three equal-sized diamonds, or indeed a larger stone flanked by two smaller diamonds on either side.
  2.  This particular style is super popular, again because the symbolism of the larger central stone representing the current moment in your lives is just so darn sweet.
  3. The last thing you need is for the difference in size between all three stones to be so slight that they look mismatched rather than deliberately different sizes. This will still give you the gorgeous three-stone look while making that center stone pop! 


  1. A three-stone ring does require a little bit more maintenance than a single stone ring, simply because there are more nooks and crannies for dirt to get inside,  also having more prongs to worry about.
  2.  In terms of keeping it clean, just make sure you have an old soft-bristled toothbrush on hand to give it a gentle scrub once in a while. You will need to be especially gentle if you do have non-diamond stones in that ring as they are much easier to scratch than diamonds.

Whatever the design may mean to you, one thing is certain: a three-stone diamond ring is a stunning piece of jewelry and one that makes an exceptional engagement ring. There are many styles of engagement rings that evolved from the basic three-stone design, too, which makes it a versatile choice for couples with all manner of tastes.

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