While solitaire engagement rings are seeing a surge in popularity, for those looking for a little more bling, three-stone engagement rings are a time-tested classic that will never go out of style. The traditional setting features two symmetrical side stones that accentuate a larger center stone. The striking trio of precious stones can be embedded with symbolism for a couple, representing the past, present, and future of your life together.
Though plenty of celebrities—including Nicole Kidman, Gisele Bündchen, Olivia Palermo, and Sofia Vergara—have rocked side stone engagement rings, Meghan Markle ignited a surge in the trend with her three-stone stunner from Prince Harry. The side stones on Markle's engagement ring come from the late Princess Diana's personal jewelry collection and sit beside a diamond from Botswana in a gold setting.
Though inarguably classic, engagement rings with side stones provide plenty of opportunities to put your own personal twist on the design. When creating your own three-stone engagement ring, you can play with a variety of side stone shapes to complement your center stone. Below we've showcased a number of beautiful combinations to get you inspired. Keep scrolling for 16 striking three-stone engagement rings that will have you sold on side stones.