Engagement rings can have three stones, this allows the ring to have endless style options. They are also a great way to add different gemstones and different cuts to one design.
While a three-stone ring is normally pricier than a solitaire ring, the cost of a three-stone ring also largely depends on the types of gemstones being used in the ring. It is very possible to choose more affordable gemstones that will in total be equal to or even lower than the price of one gem. Other ring features such as the metal and band design will also affect the price and need to be taken into consideration.
Three-stone rings were first introduced in 2001 as an anniversary gift ring but became popular engagement rings over time. They are the third most popular ring setting, the top two being solitaire and halo settings respectively.
The kind of band used in a three-stone ring will depend on the gemstones used and the wearer’s taste. Some may prefer plain and simple bands to allow the gems to be the focal point of the ring, while others prefer more elaborate and glamorous designs. The band color, whether rose, yellow, white gold, or platinum will also depend on the color of the gemstones used to see which best complements them.
Solitaire engagement rings only have one gemstone; three stone engagement rings have three.