Past, Present, & Future: Representing Love at All Stages with a Ring

Feb 09, 2012

Three-stone rings are one of the most classic ring designs because of their beautiful simplicity and their rich meaning. A three-stone ring is meant to represent a couple’s past, present, and future together. The center stone is often the largest to commemorate the present moment in which the ring was given with a smaller stone on either side for the memories before and the memories to come.

With this rich symbolism, the three-stone ring is a popular choice for engagement rings, anniversaries, holidays, and any milestones that a couple shares. Some couples will even have an engagement ring solitaire re-made into a three-stone ring as an anniversary gift.

While the three gemstones are often round-cut diamonds, many people will chose to add additional meaning by making the side stones birthstones rather than diamonds. Trios of emerald, oval, and princess-cut diamonds have also become popular choices for three-stone rings in recent years. Here are some additional color combinations to express certain meanings:

Red and white – Unity, harmony
Red and Yellow – Happiness, celebration, joy, congratulations
Yellow and white – Harmony
Yellow and orange – Passion

Three-stone rings aren’t just for women anymore either. There has been an increase in diamond designs for men’s rings over the years. Men’s three stone rings often have all three of the gemstones the same size and in a flush-setting rather than a prong-setting to give it a more masculine look.

Established in 1912, the King family has owned and operated King Jewelers for five generations while building an outstanding reputation steeped in quality, value, and first-class service. Today, King Jewelers has brick-and-mortar stores located in Aventura, FL and Nashville, TN, both of which have won numerous regional and national awards of distinction. Offering a magnificent selection of fine jewelry collections including the hottest Italian designs, estate jewelry, colored gemstones and fancy-colored diamonds, as well as luxury European timepieces, King Jewelers prides itself in being one step ahead of the trend. In addition, King Jewelers offers on-site jewelry and watch repairs, custom design services, appraisals, estate buying, and corporate gift programs. For more information, visit


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