Everything you need to know about the Trilogy Engagement Ring

When it comes to engagement rings, there are countless options of styles and designs to choose from. One style that has been gaining popularity in recent years is the trilogy engagement ring, also known as a three stone ring. But what exactly is a trilogy engagement ring and why are they becoming so sought after?

What is a Trilogy Engagement Ring?

A trilogy engagement ring features three stones set side by side on the band. The center stone is typically larger, flanked by two smaller stones on either side. These side stones can be diamonds or other gemstones, depending on personal preference. Often when incorporating a coloured gemstone people will also include diamonds as either the sides or main stone to keep the traditional idea of an engagement ring part of the overall design. Take a look at some of our Trilogy Ring designs or keep reading to learn more about this engagement ring style.

Proportion Options

One of the unique aspects of trilogy engagement rings is the flexibility in proportion options. The side stones can be proportioned differently compared to the center stone, allowing for a variety of designs and aesthetics.

Some popular proportion options include:

  • Equal Proportions: All three stones are the same size, creating a balanced and symmetrical statement look.
  • Graduated Proportions: The center stone is larger, while the side stones gradually decrease in size. This creates a visually appealing and dynamic design and may also include a diamond set band to add to the look.
  • Accent Proportions: The centre stone is significantly larger, while the side stones are noticeably smaller, and serve as accents. This option highlights the centre stone and adds a touch of elegance.

Stone Shapes

While the overall design of a trilogy ring is important, the choice of diamond shapes can greatly impact its overall appearance. Below are a few examples but you can choose any combination you desire when designing your own bespoke trilogy. Remember, when choosing the diamond shape combinations it's important to consider personal style and preferences. Whether you and your partner prefer a traditional, modern, vintage, or eclectic look, there is a combination that will perfectly reflect your unique love story! 

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Round or Oval Centre Diamond with Pear Side Diamonds

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Combining a round or oval centre diamond with pear-shaped sides creates a beautiful contrast in shape. The rounded diamond in the centre provides a classic and timeless look, while the pear-shaped diamonds on the sides add a touch of elegance and sophistication, tapering off towards the band to produce a gorgeous visual flow within the overall look. This combination is perfect for those who want a traditional yet eye-catching trilogy engagement ring.

Emerald Cut Centre Diamond with Baguette Side Diamonds 

For a vintage-inspired trilogy engagement ring, an emerald cut centre diamond with baguette side diamonds is an excellent choice. The elongated shape of the emerald cut diamond exudes elegance and sophistication, while the baguette diamonds on the sides add a touch of Art Deco charm. This combination is perfect for those who appreciate timeless beauty and want a ring with a unique flair.

Three Round Diamonds 

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A popular choice is to go for three stones of the same shape, while varying the size. This looks beautiful whether it is three pears, ovals, or another shape, however Round is more commonly the chosen route, and for good reason. Using the same shape stone allows you to really play with proportion and difference in size. The smaller the side stones the more they will highlight your centre stone but three similarly sized stones will also make their own kind of statement.

The Rising Popularity

Trilogy engagement rings have been gaining popularity for several reasons. Firstly, they offer a unique and distinctive look that sets them apart from traditional solitaire or halo engagement rings. The three stones symbolise the past, present, and future of a couple's relationship, making them a meaningful choice for an engagement ring. Additionally, trilogy engagement rings provide versatility in terms of design and personalisation. As mentioned above, with the ability to choose each gemstone's colour, cut, shape, and different options for proportion, couples can create a unique ring that truly reflects their style and preferences. Trilogy engagement rings have also been embraced by celebrities and influencers, further heightening their popularity.

In conclusion, trilogy engagement rings are a captivating and meaningful choice for those seeking a unique and personalized engagement ring. With their versatility, symbolism, and rising popularity, it's no wonder that more couples are opting for this stunning style. Browse our Trilogy Rings or Book an Appointment to begin designing your own bespoke trilogy ring with the help of an expert jeweller.