So you’re ready to make the big purchase on a diamond engagement ring, and you’ve decided to buy a three stone diamond ring, but don’t know where to start. To help you, in this post we’ve put together some important facts about three stone engagement rings.
The Meaning Behind the a Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring
A three stone diamond ring isn’t just a blend of three dazzling diamonds; it’s also a symbol of your relationship. The three diamonds symbolise the three stages of your relationship – the past, the present and the future. The present diamond is always in the centre and is normaly the biggest diamond. The two other diamonds, which are normally smaller represent the past and the future.
Selecting the Diamonds
With most jewellers, you are given the option to select all the diamonds on the ring or you can just select the centre diamond by choosing a ring setting with two diamonds on the side. You can even mix the diamond shaped up. For example you could have a round brilliant cut diamond centre stone with pear-shaped diamond side stones. To decide on the diamond quality, read our diamond guide – the four main characteristics of a diamond are cut, colour, clarity and carat weight.
Selecting the Metal
An engagement ring is worn every day, so without question the metal should always be either gold or platinum. Both these metals are perfect for every day wear and tear. Platinum is a white pure metal, in fact 95% pure. With gold you are given a few options in both colour and purity. There’s yellow gold, white gold and rose gold. Depending on how may carats the gold is depends on its purity and how much it’s mixed with other alloys. We always recommend 18 carat gold for engagement rings, wedding rings and other fine jewellery.