9 Best Three Stone Engagement Rings (2023)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read

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If your heart yearns for a timeless engagement ring with a fascinating history and distinctive look, we recommend the three stone engagement ring. The three stone ring is so much more than just an engagement ring. This ring symbolizes your one of a kind love for your partner now, but also honors your past as well as your future journey together. Understanding the history and its symbolism may help you decide if the three stone ring is best to represent your relationship together, and where where you will go together.

What You Need To Know--

In this guide, we will explain the following:

  • What is a three stone engagement ring?
  • Three stone history
  • Three stone meaning and history
  • Era symbolism
  • Vintage symbolism
  • Birthstone symbolism
  • Celebrity symbolism
  • Three stone engagement ring popularity
  • Choosing a three stone engagement ring


What is a Three Stone Engagement Ring?

The three stone ring represents precious memories of your past, your present and the bright future ahead of you which should be an exciting journey filled with love.  The three stone engagement ring is the epitome of individualism due to the fact you can choose any type of diamonds or gemstones tailored to you.


Three Stone History

The Georgian era witnessed the birth of the three stone engagement ring, but it's popularity surged during the Victorian and Art Deco eras, continuing into the Mid Century.  It's popularity continues today. In its infancy,  the center gemstone was often a European cut diamond, however beginning in the Art Deco era more color was utilized with sapphires, emerald and rubies as the focal point along with a old European or mine cut diamond as the side stones.


Three Stone Meaning and Symbolism

• Era Symbolism

Depending on your favorite era, three stone engagement rings are available in all metals such as platinum, rose gold, yellow gold, white gold and even two tone gold. During the 1960's and 1970's fancy shape diamonds (including pear cut and marquis cut) were paired together with baguette diamonds to give a classic three stone look.


• Vintage Symbolism

While many modern rings incorporate the style of three stone rings, many couples are looking toward Art Deco and vintage three stone rings as a sustainable alternative to the modern three stone ring. Three stone rings from the Art Deco era showcase gorgeous vintage gemstones together with beautiful filigree and milgrain engravings. Mid century engagement rings show oval cut center diamonds and emerald cut stones with baguettes which became the classic three stone ring for that era.


• Birthstone Symbolism

A three stone ring can also be a symbol commemorating when a couple first met, their birthdays, or even when the proposal was made. Any significant occasion can be symbolized. 


• Celebrity Symbolism

Couples can enjoy the glitz of Hollywood with a three stone ring when they see it as part of the style of their favorite celebrities. Three stone engagement rings have graced many famous fingers including kat Dennings, Amanda Bynes, Meghan Markle and Jessica Simpson.


Three Stone Engagement Ring Popularity

A recent survey taken by Ringspo.com shows that 14.1 % of the population wears a three stone engagement ring. The two most popular styles are solitaire, followed by halo settings.


Choosing a Three Stone Engagement Ring

The three stone engagement ring is a fantastic choice for an engagement ring if you are seeking ultimate beauty with the allure of pure symbolism representing your past, present and future. These rings come from the various historical eras showcasing unique milgrain and filigree engravings, and pair beautifully with a wedding or eternity band. Any stones can be used, even your birthstone, making it truly your own. Pick the perfect symbolic gemstones, or diamonds, for you and your partner and we are confident you will find the quintessential three stone ring to begin your happily ever after.



Antique Engagement Rings For Everyone:

No matter which era is your favorite, these time-honored rings have a rich history and individualized character and will continue to have a timeless beauty and elegant appeal that is part of a legacy to pass on to future generations.

Find The Perfect Engagement Ring:

Antique diamond cuts are prized not only for their beauty but also for their exquisite attention to detailing and faceting. If you’re looking for a ring with a sense of glamour, sophistication and vintage charm, explore our collection of promise rings today!


Suzanne Sachs

Suzanne has always believed vintage rings can change lives. She's been in the jewelry industry for over 35 years, working with vintage jewelers, diamond dealers, diamond cutters, and gemologists. Suzanne started Artdecodiamonds in 2000 and understood the demand for vintage rings throughout the world. She ultimately started VintageDiamondRing.com in 2014, and understands each vintage ring is a reflection of you – your history, your relationships, your style, your elegance and is honored to have the opportunity to help you showcase your flair in a unique and exquisite way.


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