22/02/2021 Jewellery & Gems
Good things come in threes
If you are looking for something that is not a diamond solitaire engagement ring, but you still want something with a traditional feel, a three stone ring could be the perfect choice for you. This classic design is more than just beautiful, and three stones have become a popular engagement ring choice in recent years. When the three stone engagement ring design was first spearheaded by DeBeers, they put forth the symbolism of ‘past, present and future’. The bigger stone in the middle represents the present and the two stones on either side are the past and future. The three stones can also symbolise friendship, love, and fidelity. Of course, each engagement ring is interpreted and representative of their owner more than anything else.
Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring Shopping Tips:
If you have decided to go with a diamond three stone, the main thing to note is that the three diamonds should work harmoniously together. If one stone stands out because it is slightly yellow, the entire ring might look off-putting. All three diamonds should have equal significance:
Here are some good examples of three stones in this month's auction:
Lot 38: A THREE STONE DIAMOND RING, the brilliant cut diamonds mounted in 18ct white gold. Estimated; weight of diamonds; 0.98 ct, colour and clarity; J, SI2, size Q
Lot 142: AN ANTIQUE THREE STONE DIAMOND RING, the old cut diamonds mounted in 18ct gold and silver. Estimated; weight of diamonds; 2.40 ct, (centre diamond 1.00 ct), colour and clarity; J/K, SI, size K
Lot 148: A PINK SAPPHIRE AND DIAMOND THREE STONE RING, of cross over design, set with an oval sapphire and old cut diamonds, mounted in white metal. Estimated; weight of sapphire; 1.10 ct, diamonds; 1.00 ct, colour and clarity; I, SI, size P - Q
Lot 171: AN ANTIQUE DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE THREE STONE RING, set with an oval sapphire and circular diamonds, mounted in 18ct gold and platinum, size K
Lot 201: A DIAMOND THREE STONE DRESS RING, size L/M, together with a collection of six yellow gold rings 10 grams.
Lot 215: A DIAMOND THREE STONE RING, the brilliant cut diamonds mounted in a carved 18ct white gold mount. Estimated; weight of diamonds; 0.35 ct, colour and clarity; H, VS, size M