Three stone diamond engagement rings like the 14k white gold three stone round engagement ring with pave set accents by James Allen which is pictured to the left, provide a great way to maximize your diamond buying budget because diamonds of smaller carat weight cost less per carat than diamonds of larger carat weight. So you can present your girlfriend with a “one carat diamond engagement ring” (based upon the combined total weight of all the diamonds set in the ring) for much less than the cost of a single one carat diamond of the same quality. This ring is designed to accommodate a round brilliant shaped diamond weighing up to 1.50 carats.
The combined total weight of the (2) round accent diamonds is around 0.50 carats total weight, and (10) pavé set diamonds weighing 0.17 carats total weight, so if you set it with this 0.55 carat, F-color, VS-2 clarity, True Hearts Diamond from James Allen you’ll have a ring with a combined total weight around 1.22 carats for only $4,530.00 [$2,100.00 setting + $2,430.00 diamond] whereas this 1.24 carat, F-color, VS-2 clarity, James Allen True Hearts Diamond costs a whopping $11,900.00*
If you’re hoping to present your girlfriend with a ring that looks like the classic three stone setting with pear shape accents that she fell in love with at Tiffany & Co., then The Summer from Brian Gavin might be just what you’re looking for… It’s obviously not an exact replica, but the design of the ring is probably close enough to make her happy and it’s going to cost you a whole lot less! The two pear shape diamonds are VS in clarity and F/G in color and have a combined total weight of about 0.40 carats, set it with this 0.626 carat, G-color, SI-1 clarity, round brilliant from the Brian Gavin Blue collection and you’ve got a one carat total weight diamond engagement ring for under four grand!*[separator]
As you can see from the examples provided, three stone diamond engagement rings provide you with a way to get more diamond carat weight for your budget because the price of diamonds increases substantially by carat weight. Thus the price of a single diamond weighing 1.00 carats, like this 1.012 carat, G-color, VS-2 clarity Brian Gavin Signature Diamond will cost much more than a half carat round like this 0.508 carat, G-color, VS-2 clarity, Brian Gavin Signature Diamond and this 18k white gold three stone trellis setting from Brian Gavin set with this matched pair of Brian Gavin Signature thirty pointers.
Click the links provided below to see additional styles of three stone rings from my favorite vendors:
* The prices contained within this article represent the price listed for each item by the vendor at the time this article was written and are subject to change without notice.
Todd Gray is a professional diamond buyer with 30+ years of trade experience. He loves to teach people how to buy diamonds that exhibit incredible light performance! In addition to writing for Nice Ice, Todd "ghost writes" blogs and educational content for other diamond sites. When Todd isn't chained to a desk, or consulting for the trade, he enjoys Freediving! (that's like scuba diving, but without air tanks)
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