The three stone engagement ring is one of the most popular engagement ring design. Also referred to as the past present future ring, it represents relationship that will stand the test of time. Three stone setting is also referred to as trilogy or trinity rings. While buying 3 stone engagement rings it is important to know the quality of the stones, their types and sizes, and also of the kind of metal that will be used to sculpt the ring.
The 4 C’s: One carat is equal to 200 mg and a one carat diamond is pretty large. The higher the carat, the more expensive the diamond will be. Look at the cut of the stones and that means looking at the angle in which it is cut which allows maximum reflection of light. Check the rankings of the cut. Diamonds are either perfect white or somewhat yellowish. The color of the diamond also comes in rankings, with D, E, F indicating pure white while other letters the lower quality. X is the final ranking given. Clarity of the diamond can be marred by what is called inclusions, which mean slight imperfections such as minute cracks, presence of other minerals or air bubbles. Check the 4 C’s while you buy your three stone engagement ring.
Metal in which rings will be made: You can choose gold, platinum or silver to make the band. Gold is a noble metal which means it does not rust or tarnish and it is a popular metal for engagement rings. Platinum is also a great choice for an engagement ring as it does not tarnish and is a strong metal. Silver is much cheaper and though may fade with time, it can be made to shine again with a dab of silver polish. Sterling silver is the purest form of silver and it is also widely chosen to make rings.