Three Stone Engagement Rings
Three Stone Diamond Engagement Rings Dallas TX
The three stone engagement rings has evolved over the past 20 years. When it was first introduced the three stone engagement rings was three round diamonds on a thick yellow gold shank where the side stones were slightly smaller than the center, with no other side stones in the ring and it was considered a fashion ring for the right hand not an engagement ring. It was also used as a promise ring with a simple round center and small side stones. Seeing a religious and symbolic opportunity many saw the ring symbolize the holy trinity and wore it as a sign of purity making a contract with their family and God. Today, because of clever marketing, it is referred as the Past, Present, Future Engagement Ring (PPF)and still is a very personal style engagement ring.
The side stones represent the past and present of the relationship. The center stone, being the largest of the three represents the relationships future and is the focus of the ring. The challenges of making the PPF more original or completely different over the years, has tested the creativity of ring designers and yet the designs are outstanding. Keeping all of its symbolism from past designs, the ring evolved with the use of additional side stones down the shank and decorative accents within the metal of the ring. Most of the designs today are white gold or platinum and the shank is much narrower than it was when first introduced. One consistent feature of the PPF is that all three diamonds have been the same shape including the pear and heart shape turning the side stones point outwards.
Since the pear and heart shape give less of a symmetrical look than before, it is important to note the PPF rings where the two side stones are not the same as the center. When this style is created the outer stones can be triangles, half-moons, trapezoids, baguettes, and other shapes that are rarely used. This style of PPF is less obvious than the traditional designs, drawing tremendous attention to the center stone. Some of the best examples of this design has been in the use of fancy colored diamonds and gemstones as the center stone, creating designs that are a throw-back to the original design. Few designs emanate a personal meaning like the three stone engagement ring. The three stone engagement rings is now part of the engagement ring selection, with beauty and symbolism in one.