Engagement ring spotlight: Three stone trilogy
August 16, 2019 • 4 min read
Looking for a unique engagement ring that is still a timeless piece? Featuring a different style to your average solitaire engagement ring, three stone trilogy rings carry a unique and sophisticated look. With its elegant facets, this ring could be considered the most symbolic ring of them all.
For those looking into three stone trilogy rings, here is some information about why this design could be perfect for your loved one.
What is the three stone trilogy?
A ring that has been around for a while under different names, the three stone trilogy engagement ring has been winning the hearts of women worldwide since its original introduction by De Beers in 2001. Also known as the trinity ring, this style has a religious and symbolic meaning that goes beyond marriage.
The religious meaning of this ring is represented through its three facets. Each of the stones symbolise a stage in the couple’s life; the past, present and future. The sentimental meaning behind this setting saw a large demand in rings, not just for engagements, but also as anniversary presents.
When it originated, the ring featured three identically shaped stones—one large gem in the centre with a smaller version of the diamond on either side. Now, the three stone trilogy ring has come a long way, with jewellers taking daring designs to a new level using different cuts and colours.
Is it popular?
Because of the sentimental meaning it holds, the three stone trilogy has remained a popular ring for those who value tradition. It is also extremely popular as these diamond engagement rings have not just one, but three diamonds showcased, making it an extravagant ring to propose with.
Recently, the ring has seen great interest following the royal engagement of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The prince proposed to the now Duchess of Sussex with a stunning yellow gold trilogy ring that features a cushion cut diamond in the centre with round cut diamonds on either side. With the amount of press this royal couple received, it is no surprise this ring has seen a lot of exposure.
But the royal engagement wasn’t the first time the trilogy ring was seen in celebrity tabloids. Back in 2013, Zayn Malik proposed to his girlfriend at the time, Perrie Edwards, with a delicate trilogy ring. And most recently, we saw a trilogy ring proposed to Heidi Klum in early 2019. It is safe to say the trilogy ring is popular and here to stay!
What to look for in a three stone trilogy engagement ring
When looking at a three stone trilogy ring, the main thing to see is the security of the three facets. With three diamonds ranging in size, you will want to make sure all are tightly secured. A good way to judge this is by the claw. You’ll want one that visibly has a tight hold around the stone to ensure it doesn’t get loose over time.
Another thing you’ll want to look at is the overall style and design. Since it first hit the jewellery market, trilogy engagement rings have seen many twists and features. From different cuts used in one single ring to a mix of diamonds and sapphires, you’ll want to properly explore the different possible styles to find the right one for you.
Our three stone engagement rings are a good example of the large selection you have when it comes to trilogy designed rings. For a piece that involves colour, the Intense Yellow Oval Cut Diamond is the perfect example of how these rings can feature a mix of colour. Two trillion-cut diamond side stones accompany an intense yellow diamond in the centre, creating a magnificent eye-catching design.
For another ring that takes a stylish spin on the trilogy, The Bezel Brilliance Trilogy is a unique contender. The bezel setting is matched with an open gallery to truly give justice to this style. The delicate shoulder diamonds are secured in a pavé setting that escalates the beauty of this design.
Interested in exploring our trilogy collection? With some of the most gorgeous engagement rings found in Sydney, our collection will blow you away. We invite you to visit one of our Sydney boutiques to speak to a master jeweller today.