The History and Symbolism of Three Stone Engagement Rings

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. For those looking for a ring with deeper meaning, a three stone engagement ring should be at the top of your list of options to consider.


There are lots of ways to get creative and personalize your three stone engagement ring. You can choose three equally sized stones, two slightly graduating stones or two significantly smaller stones. All three stones can be diamonds, or you could include other stones you find beautiful or meaningful like her favorite color or birthstone. To make your ring stand out even more, consider mixing different shapes, like matching an emerald cut center stone with a pair of side baguettes or a round cut center stone with a pair of pear-shaped side stones. There are no shortage of side stone options these days and fancy cut stones have come a long way.  You can choose from round, pear, marquise, emerald , princess, cushion, baguettes, tapered baguettes, half moon and trapezoid. The sky is the limit when it comes to creating beautiful three stone combinations to fit every taste and budget.


Another option that is popular of late for those who desire even more bling is the three stone halo engagement ring.  These have just as many options as the non halo styles but you can decide if you want a halo on just the center stone or on all three stones.  This option also allows you to achieve the appearance of having a bigger overall look for a fraction of the cost.


Also known as “trinity,” “trilogy,” or “trio” rings, three stone engagement rings have become a popular choice in recent years. In addition to their beauty, versatility and symbolic meaning they give you a little extra bling! (never a bad thing). Explore our diverse collection of Contemporary and Victorian three stone engagement rings and you’ll surely agree that good things come in threes.

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