Meghan Markle's sparkling three-stone engagement ring gifted by Prince Harry instantly spurred a resurgence of the classic engagement ring style. Got to love the Meghan Markle effect! Designed by Prince Harry himself, the center three-carat cushion-cut diamond from Botswana is flanked by two round diamonds that belonged to Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, on a yellow-gold band. Made by Cleave and Company (the Queen's preferred jeweler) the meaningful ring design—which is a major departure from Kate Middleton’s stunning sapphire engagement ring—is now one of the most coveted among brides-to-be, with classic, modern, and fashion-forward designs flooding the market. What’s more, as Harry’s thoughtful design proves, three-stone engagement rings come with deeper meaning, traditionally symbolizing friendship, love, and fidelity—a perfect choice for couples who want their engagement story to be filled with meaning that is unique to their relationship.
For something unconventional, stray from three white diamonds and incorporate color into your ring design with yellow, salt and pepper, or raw diamonds or gemstones like emeralds, opals, or pearls.
Solitaire, two-stone, and double-band engagement rings have been some of the more popular designs for modern brides-to-be, but a three-stone engagement ring (also known as a trinity or trilogy ring) can appear just as contemporary as current designs. If you’re drawn to a modern-day version of the classic ring style, geometric stones like emerald, hexagon, square, shield, trillion, and Asscher-cut diamonds appear sleek and angular. For the alternative bride, unique settings will make a three-stone ring really stand out, whether you go for a mix of stone cuts side-by-side, opt for a double-band design, or vertically stack stones for a truly modern look. Speaking of selecting your very own three-stone bling—we consulted with industry expert Connie Hung, the founder and creative director of Costanté, to learn the ins and outs of three-stone engagement rings.
Meet the Expert
- Originally a self-taught jewelry designer, Connie Hung is now the founder and creative director of Costanté.
For more traditional tastes, round, cushion, princess, oval, marquise, and pear stones are lovely in combination, whether you opt for all of the same stone or mix and match with different cuts. For a more budget-conscious ring, a three-stone ring with a center stone and side baguettes will cost a lot less than three sizable stones. Or, you can consider gemstones as a money-saving option that will make your ring stand out like the best of them. Vintage rings are another way to stand out and save a little cash—many Edwardian, Victorian, and art deco styles used smaller diamonds, which come in well under $5,000.
Whether you want a replica of a tried-and-true three-stone engagement ring or prefer a modern design that’s uniquely you, ahead, browse our edit of 50 three-stone styles.
Aurate Three Stone Diamond Bezel Ring
Yellow gold encompasses three bezel-set white diamonds. With the center stone, just slightly larger, this three-stone engagement ring is both minimalistic and eye-catching.
Diamond Nexus Timeless Pear-Cut Engagement Ring
Consider combining two different shapes, such as these two round diamonds accompanied by this striking pear-shaped center stone. Set in 14k rose gold, this ring will have all the eyes on you.
Zoë Chicco 14K Prong And Princess Diamond Rin
A thin 14k yellow gold band holds a row of three bezel-set diamonds. The princess-cut center stone adds an edgy touch to this beautifully delicate piece.
Era Jewelry Trio Sapphire Cluster Ring
This one is for the bold bride seeking something unconventional. Almost two carats of purple and yellow sapphire sit upon this yellow gold band in a strikingly unique design.
Shane Co. Three-Stone Round Diamond Engagement Ring in Yellow Gold
A gorgeous cushion-cut white diamond is framed by two brilliant round diamonds. With the option of a yellow or white gold band, you can't go wrong with either choice.
Allurez Three-Stone Princess-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
A channel-set diamond band is a stunning way to add all the extra sparkle to an already-shimmering three-stone diamond ring. Available in an array of different colored stones and types of metal, it's almost too hard to choose just one.
Bario Neal Icon Opal and Hex Diamond Ring
The distinct curvature of this three-stone engagement ring incorporates an elegant movement that complements the hand so well. Featuring an Ethiopian opal and hexagonal white diamonds, this piece feels special.
Ada Diamonds Three-Stone Oval Setting Ring
This classic beauty speaks for itself. Two oval diamonds sit on either side of a jaw-dropping oval center stone set on an 18k white gold band.
Grace Lee Triple Carrera Diamond Ring
A captivating carré diamond is accompanied by two matching stones on a barely there hammered yellow gold band. Effortless and elegant, this is a piece you're bound to love forever.
Doyle & Doyle Estate Baguette-Cut Diamond Ring
Baguette-cut diamonds will always be an elegant choice. For the sophisticated bride, this diamond center stone flanked by two baguette-cut diamonds on a 14k white gold band is the perfect choice.
Brilliant Earth Three-Stone Catalina Diamond Engagement Ring
You're not missing out on any sparkle with this three-stone engagement ring. Featuring a row of brilliant round diamonds on a yellow gold band, we love the stunning contrast that this piece exudes.
Azlee Emerald & Baguette Diamond Ring
Two baguette-shaped diamonds accompany a magical emerald green center stone. Set on a yellow gold band, the unusual horizontal-set design adds a unique touch to this three-stone engagement ring.
Ileana Makri Triple Solitaire Ring Round W-D
A row of three round diamonds is individually encompassed by a halo to add even more shimmer and shine to this 18k white gold band. Who wouldn't want that?
Charles & Colvard Forever One Oval Moissanite Three-Stone Engagement Ring
An oval moissanite stone sits pretty in the center of two matching oval stones. The 14k rose gold band adds an alluring touch to this sparkling stunner.
Vrai & Oro The Three Stone Ring
Two exquisite side stones complement an even more brilliant round diamond center stone. Featuring a customizable band, there's no doubt that this three-stone engagement ring will stand the test of time.
Tacori Dantela Engagement Ring
Three white diamonds are set along an 18k white gold band as a pavé-set diamond band triples the glimmer. Glance at the ring's profile to admire its equally beautiful and intricate profile detail.
Après Jewelry The Lilou Ring - Oval
This is another great example of how a diamond band instantly elevates a three-stone ring to the max. With a diamond halo surrounding the oval center stone, this piece practically blinds you with sparkle.
Jacquie Aiche Emerald + Diamond Baguette Ring
A captivating emerald stone serves as the focal point of this three-stone engagement ring as tapered diamond baguettes frame the center stone on a 14k gold band. It doesn't get anymore charming than this.
A.Jaffe Classic Three Stone Princess Ring in 18 Karat Gold
This magnificent three-stone princess-cut ring is available in platinum, yellow, rose, or white gold. The subtle detail of the split shank band is the perfect touch to this classic style.
Blue Nile Gallery Collection Oval-Cut Three-Stone Diamond Engagement Ring
What can we say? We just love a classic. Two oval diamonds frame a brilliant oval center stone on a solid platinum band.
Jennie Kwon Diamond Spear Ring
This diamond spear ring just screams vintage charm. Set in 14k yellow gold, the bezel setting perfectly frames these dainty rose-cut diamonds.
Marrow The Jillian Round Brilliant Ring
Inspired by the designer's own engagement ring, this piece features a captivating round center stone accompanied by two trillion-cut diamonds. To top it off, these brilliant stones are set on a contrasting 18k yellow gold band.
Rachel Boston Crux Ring
This is true sophistication at its finest. A striking emerald-cut diamond is framed by two trillion-cut stones on a knife-edge yellow gold band.
1stDibs Golden Brown Yellow Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
Over two carats of a natural brown-yellow diamond are set on a platinum band with two old mine white diamonds by its side. The unique shade of the center stone adds a surprising beauty to this classic three-stone engagement ring.
Angara Round Diamond Three Stone Engagement Ring
Set on a 14k yellow gold band, this one is timeless. With the center stone serving as the focal point of this stunner, the two round diamonds on each side are just there to ensure that there is no shortage of sparkle.
Brilliant Earth Opera Diamond Engagement Ring
Speaking of sparkle, you're not missing out on any shimmer with this piece. With an array of customizations available, from the stone shape to the metal, there are countless gorgeous options to choose from.
1stDibs Peter Suchy Oval Ruby Diamond Gold Three-Stone Engagement Ring
This stunning ruby red center stone is practically magnetic. With its alluring beauty, the breathtaking white diamonds set on the yellow gold band are the perfect timeless touch.
Ashley Zhang Amelia Engagement Ring
This strikingly edgy three-stone ring features an Asscher-cut diamond flanked by tapered baguette stones. A thin band and minimal prong setting allow the diamonds to take center stage.
Abby Sparks Jewelry The Leah Three-Stone Double Band Diamond Ring
An unconventional twist to a three-stone engagement ring, this piece features a double band. But, we won't complain, because it gives us double the shimmer! An emerald radiant center stone is accompanied by two smaller diamonds on matching pavé-set diamond bands.
Anna Sheffield Astarte Ring 18K Yellow Gold & White Diamond Ring
With its strikingly high profile, this three-stone engagement ring is nothing short of dramatic. A princess-cut center stone sits in a halo of shimmer with two round diamonds on each side.
1stDibs Sapphire and Pear-Shaped Diamonds in Platinum
This is royalty at its best. An enchanting 4.21 carat blue sapphire sits in the center of this masterpiece. Two natural pear-shaped diamonds accompany the center stone on a platinum band.
1stDibs Round Diamond Three-Stone Engagement Ring
Simple and classic, a round diamond is set on an 18k yellow gold band paired with two pear-cut GIA-certified diamonds. Seriously, what's not to love?
Lauren B Jewelry Radiant-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
This handmade three-stone engagement ring features an incredible radiant-cut center stone along with trapezoid-cut side stones. Specifically designed to sit flush with your wedding band, this platinum ring is polished and refined.
1stDibs Late Art Deco Three-Stone Engagement Ring
This art deco–inspired piece features three round diamonds all perfectly balanced on a yellow gold band. Circa the 1940s, this three-stone stunner is a true vintage masterpiece.
De Beers DB Classic Trio Emerald-Cut Solitaire Ring
The four-prong setting reveals each one of the three dazzling diamonds in its entirety. Set on a platinum band, these emerald-cut diamonds are clean, polished, and striking.
Brilliant Earth Aria Engagement Ring With Sapphire Accents
If you love the look of a stunning sapphire but don't want to fully commit to one, this is the perfect alternative. A brilliant round white diamond sits on a simple 18k white gold band accompanied by two pear-shaped blue sapphire stones.
Marisa Perry by Douglas Elliott The Rosie Ring in 18K Yellow Gold
This piece was intentionally designed to feature minimal metal, allowing the focus to remain on the sleek and elegant beauty of the three emerald-cut diamonds. The stones' captivating dimension speaks for itself.
Vrai The Three Stone
This ring truly has it all. With all-over sparkle, unique marquise-shaped center stone, and pear-cut side stones, you won't be able to keep your eyes off this one.
Selin Kent Emerald-Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
For the bride seeking a clean and geometric look, this three-stone ring may be the perfect pick. From the emerald-cut center stone to the straight baguette diamonds, this platinum ring possesses long-lasting beauty.
Oscar Heyman Platinum Asscher-Cut Diamond Ring
We're picking our jaws up off the floor after catching a glimpse of this Asscher-cut three-stone ring. Set on a platinum band, these diamonds appear even more clear and striking.
Brilliant Earth Tapered Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring
An emerald-cut diamond graces the center of this timeless 18k yellow gold band. The tapered baguette-shaped stones elegantly framing this brilliant center stone is the cherry on top.
Kay Jewelers Three-Stone Diamond Engagement Ring
Sparkle here, sparkle there, sparkle everywhere! Three round white diamonds are framed by diamond halos on a 14k white gold pavé-set band.
Ritani Three-Stone Braided Band Engagement Ring
While most three-stone engagement rings have the stones serve as the focal point, this 18k rose gold braided band definitely challenges that theory. For the bride seeking something a little different, this just may be the one!
Jennie Kwon Designs Whisper Diamond Ring
A simple circular diamond is flanked by elongated baguette diamonds on a 14k yellow gold band. Stacked or styled solo, this piece is minimalist perfection.
Kay Jewelers Three-Stone Princess-Cut Diamond Ring
Nothing exudes royalty like a row of three princess-cut diamonds on a channel-set diamond band. Featuring 10k white gold, this piece is clean, striking, and sophisticated.
Catbird Sleeping Beauty Ring
This sweet little number features tapered claw-inspired prongs holding three rose-cut diamonds. Available in yellow or white gold, this piece is both delicate and mysterious.
DY Three-Stone Emerald Engagement Ring
A cushion-cut bright emerald stone is paired with two white diamonds. We love how the iconic cable detail is only secretly featured on the inside of this platinum band.
Kay Jewelers Diamond Engagement Ring
There's so much gorgeous visual interest that meets the eye with this three-stone diamond ring. Swirls of 14k white gold embrace the round center stone as smaller diamonds hug each side. A simple band intertwines with another pavé-set diamond band adding the finishing touch.
Brilliant Earth Your One-of-a-Kind Ring
This 18k yellow gold band highlights a shimmering oval diamond center stone accompanied by two round stones on each side. Both breathtaking and timeless, this piece exudes effortless beauty.
Tiffany & Co. Three-Stone Engagement Ring in Platinum
We know what you're thinking: We would never stop staring at our hand either. You simply can't go wrong with this platinum ring featuring three irresistible round-cut white diamonds.
What to Look for When Choosing a Three-Stone Engagement Ring
When curating the details of your engagement ring, keep in mind that the metal selection will determine the overall style that your bling will exude. Go for yellow or white gold for a classic piece or mix your metals for a more bold look. "The white gold and rose gold pairing creates a very modern and feminine aesthetic," Hung suggests.
When choosing a three-stone engagement ring, all eyes are on the stones. Be intentional about the diamonds or gemstones you select and ensure that they complement one another. "When choosing a three-stone diamond engagement ring, make sure the diamonds are matching in color and clarity," states Hung.
Whether it's with the metal, the setting, or the stones, there's a variety of unique ways to make your three-stone ring stand out in a crowd. One of our favorite ways brides do this is by choosing a colored gemstone, such as a sapphire or emerald, accompanied by two diamonds. "Selecting a different gemstone instead of a diamond as a center stone also makes the ring stand out," Hung says. Whatever you say "yes!" to, incorporate your own personal style and flair.
- What is the price range of three-stone engagement rings? "The price range of a three-stone engagement ring can range very widely," says Hung. "If all three stones are roughly 0.5 carats each, the diamond can be priced around $7,500 for VS1 GIA-certified stones. For a 1-carat center and two smaller diamonds on the side, the ring can start at around $2,500 for lab-grown diamonds."
- How can I make my three-stone engagement ring look more unique? "Implement two tones of gold. White gold and rose gold have been increasingly popular," says Hung.
- What different colored stone combinations look good with three-stone engagement rings? "Our favorite we've made has been an ice-blue sapphire surrounded by a halo and band of diamonds," Hung says.