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Three-Stone Diamond Rings: The Ultimate Expression of Enduring Love

It's no wonder that this Victorian classic ring has become the style of choice for modern couples in recent years. And the style is so versatile, it works as either an engagement ring or anniversary band.

It's easy to understand why this 19th century design has become so hot again. The retro movement, and our love for nostalgia, has played an important role. And the rich symbolism of one stone for the past, one for the present, and one for the future makes the three-stone ring the ideal choice for couples to proclaim that their love will stand the test of time. Although the three-stone design was first reintroduced to the American jewelry lover as an anniversary band, it was such a great look, and had so much symbolic resonance behind it, that it quickly moved to the top of the A list among engagement ring styles with modern brides. Need proof? Look at some of the celebrities that have been spotted sporting a three-stone engagement ring in recent years: Sharon Stone... Madonna... Toni Braxton... Jennie Garth - the list goes on and on. We've even seen couples returning to us to reset their old diamond solitaire into a new three-stone ring setting.

Versatility is one of the keys to the three-stone ring's dramatic revival. Three-stone rings come in everything from traditional prong settings to more modern-looking bezel or tension settings. Princess-cut diamonds are a popular choice for this style; you'll also see this fabulous ring with oval, marquise and even trillion (triangle) shaped stones. Pieces also come in a wide range of stone sizes. Typically, a three-stone ring worn as an engagement ring will have the middle diamond slightly raised and larger than the two stones that flank it. Meanwhile, the typical three-stone ring worn as an anniversary band will typically display diamonds of equal size and shape.

Another plus for this popular design is that three-stone engagement rings or anniversary bands easily coordinate with other items in your jewelry wardrobe, such as three-stone earrings, pendants, bracelets, pins and other items. Once you've decided on a three-stone ring, the biggest consideration is to make sure the diamonds are perfectly matched for color and clarity.