Did demand for the three-stone engagement ring ever go away? Probably not.
But if royal family admirers plan to get engaged anytime soon, they may be influenced by the lovely Meghan Markle, who snagged herself the prize of Prince Harry of Wales (condolences to my fellow Harry lovers) with a three-stone sparkler of her own. The yellow gold ring, designed by the prince himself, features a center diamond from Botswana, sandwiched by two diamonds from the private collection of Princess Diana (you can read all about the engagement here, courtesy of our own Emili Vesilind).
While you may have some requests for a lookalike, don’t stop there: The classic three-stone silhouette can be dressed up with colored gemstones, halos, different shapes, and more—variety is the spice of life. Hell, I might even want one for my right hand, so the style isn’t limited to brides-to-be. Here are some of my favorite examples, recently shared by a number of really great jewelry brands.
Engagement ring in 18k white gold with 0.52 ct. t.w. diamonds, $3,100 (center stone not included); Sylvie Collection
Ring in 14k Honey Gold with 1.48 ct. t.w. Blueberry Tanzanite and Pistachio Diopside, and 0.3 ct. t.w. Vanilla Diamonds and Chocolate Diamonds, $3,297; Le Vian
Ring in platinum with 6.42 ct. tanzanite, 1 ct. t.w. trapezoid diamonds, and 0.38 ct. t.w. round diamonds, price on request; Leibish & Co.
Simply Tacori engagement ring in 18k rose gold with 0.28 ct. t.w. diamonds (center stone not included), $3,490; Tacori
Three-stone ring in 18k rose gold with 1.13 ct. pink sapphire center, 0.58 ct. t.w. pink sapphire sides, and 0.36 ct. t.w. diamonds, $9,200; Omi Privé
Ring with 4.02 ct. unheated Tanzania ruby ring and cushion-cut diamonds, price on request; Oscar Heyman (Also at top)
Three-stone ring in platinum with 5.62 ct. round diamond and 1.01 cts. t.w. pear-shape diamonds, price on request; Joshua J.
Ring in 18k yellow and white gold with 2.81 ct. fancy yellow cushion-cut diamond, 0.34 ct. t.w. trapezoid diamonds, and 0.57 ct. t.w. round diamonds, $47,964; Yael Designs
Ring in 14k yellow gold with 4 mm freshwater cultured pearl and 0.1 ct. t.w. diamonds, $475; Zoe Chicco
Tavi ring in 14k rose gold with morganite and natural green sapphires, $2,260; Porter Gulch