The three-stone setting is a versatile setting that can be used for engagement, anniversary, or any occasion. The three stones, set closely together, are said to symbolize the couples past, present, and future.
These stones can either be all the same size or, as is often the case, the center stone is larger than the two side stones. The most popular diamond shapes for this setting are the round brilliant cut and the princess cut.
Its possible to personalize this setting with colored sidestones, such as sapphires, rubies, emeralds (see photo below), or other birthstones.
Pros of a Three Prong Setting
Maximizes on sparkle and brilliance
Allows for multiple larger stones (including ones of different colors)
Enhances appearance of center stone when paired properly with side stones
Provides opportunity for personalization and color contrast
Can achieve greater surface area of gemstone than a singular setting
The most accurate way to determine ring size is to have your partners ring finger measured by a professional jeweler. But if thats not possible, dont be concerned. There are other approaches you can take. Ask your partners parents or close friends about her ring size. Or, try borrowing one of your partners existing rings. Using our online ring sizing guide, youll be able to determine the ring size she wears. Our online ring sizing guide contains some additional hints on ring size. And if you contact us (Wedding Rings Singapore), were happy to provide extra guidance or send you a complimentary plastic ring sizer. Keep in mind that if you purchase a ring that does not fit correctly, well gladly resize it for you for free within 30 days.
Cluster rings come in a plethora of different styles, sometimes they feature a central stone, or other times every stone in the ring is similarly-sized.
As you choose a setting, it is important to decide on the type of precious metal for the ring. Your significant other may prefer a specific color of precious metal (yellow, white, or rose), or a specific type of metal (gold, platinum, or palladium). Look to see what jewelry she typically wears for clues. Platinum, white gold, and palladium are all silvery-white and more or less identical in hue. For a golden look, choose yellow gold. For a rose or pink hue, choose rose gold.
Diamonds and sapphires are also the hardest gemstones (Diamonds rank 10 and sapphires rank 9 on a 1-10 mineral grading scale called the Mohs scale of hardness) meaning that theyll hold up well to the everyday wear required of engagement rings. Sapphires cost less than diamonds, so choosing a center sapphire allows you to get a bigger gem for your budget. Although you probably think of sapphires as being a deep blue, they also come in yellow, pink, and a variety of other colors.
If your girlfriend loves vintage jewelry, clothing, and dcor, or if shes a history buff or a lover of movies and books set in decades or centuries past, then shed likely adore a vintage or antique engagement ring. Rings from earlier eras are often one-of-a-kind, and come with a sense of romantic history that many women love. As an added bonus, they generally cost less than a new ring of similar quality.