Three Stone Rings

As the name suggests, three stone rings primarily have three feature diamonds or gemstones. Often only three gemstones will be used, although you can still have additional diamond content in other areas of the ring.

Many wonderful examples of three stone engagement rings are shown below. Although all differ, there is a single thread linking them (other than the fact they all have three central gemstones), and that is that in all of them the central stone, whether it be a Diamond, Sapphire or Ruby, is the largest gemstone. The reason for this, is that when placed together in this fashion, the ring needs to fit on a finger, so the band has to slope away from its central point and setting, making it necessary to slightly drop the side stones a little not only in relative height, but also in size. If this were not the case, and the three stones were of equal physical size, the outer ends of the setting would protrude and be very high as the ring band and shoulder drops away.

In order to keep the focus on the centre piece, additional diamonds should be subtle and not overpower the central gemstone. Where you have a ring with three gemstones that are the same size, the eye sees more of the perimeter of the outer two, giving the viewer the impression that the central stone is smaller, even if it is not. So most three stone rings are made to have a tiered effect, making the highest central point also the largest of the three gemstones.

The proportion of the three gemstones in the engagement ring can vary depending on just how prominent the designer and client want the feature stone to be.

The following pages are a selection of some of the three stone engagement rings that we have made over the years. As custom ring makers, the design possibilities are endless. If you have any questions regarding the rings that you see below, or wish to make an appointment with one of our jewellers, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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