What to Consider Before Getting Multi-Stone Engagement Rings

Multi-stone engagement rings can be a great choice for brides who love diamonds but also want to incorporate additional stones into the ring design. While two-stone rings usually apply to rings that include diamonds and one more stone, multi-stone rings include anything from three to five or even more stones. When they are designed well, the result is a one-of-a-kind ring that is bold, beautiful and unusual. With that said, there are a few guidelines to keep in mind to prevent the ring from looking like an overloaded mess of stones. Keep reading to get our expert tips on how to use multiple stones in your engagement ring.

Using Multiple Stones in Your Engagement Ring

Here are just a few of the most important things to consider when planning a multi-stone engagement ring:

The hardness.

You should be consulting the Mohs scale, whether you are using a single additional stone or multiple stones alongside diamonds. Diamonds are the hardest stone of all, with a rating of 10. Other stones have varying degrees of hardness, ranging from extremely hard to relatively hard and low. If you choose stones that have a very low rating, such as pearl, you could end up damaging the entire ring of that stone wears down or falls out. It is always best to speak to a professional jeweller or do your research to be sure that none of the stones you want to add have a very low rating. Ideally, you want stones within the 7 to 10 hardness rating.

The design.

There are a few different ways to bring in multiple stones within your overall ring design. Cluster designs are a great way to bring in a choice of stones in various sizes. You could make the clusters asymmetric for something modern and eye-catching. You could also consider adding different stones for infinity rings that have small marquise cut stones set into the band. Side stone rings also work with multiple stones. Other designs that can feature multiple stones include ballerina, tiara, single and double halo, and mixed pave stones along the band. Once again, this is where it helps to work with your jeweller, to get advice on how to bring in different types of stones into the ring without making it look over the top.

The colours.

Colour is yet another important consideration. You may think that adding a variety of colours that don’t match will give you a bold effect. It may be bold but it may end up being TOO bold and distracting. You may not love the clashing colours as much in a year from now, let alone a decade from now. A good way to use colour in this type of ring is to choose a colour that you truly love. Let’s use blue as an example. You could choose a selection of blue stones – sapphire, tanzanite, aquamarine, and topaz, for example. Your ring designer can then include these blue-tone stones within your chosen design, along with diamonds. The result will be far more subtle – especially if the colours can merge into each other. A similar idea could be to go with a sea-green colour and choose softer stones in degrees of pale blue and pale green.

Finding the right jeweller is essential to make sure that your multi-stone ring is perfect. Contact Cape Diamonds today to find out more about designing your very own multi-stone stone engagement ring.

Vibrant Peridot Engagement Rings for Non-Conventional Brides

If you’re the type of bride looking for something different, peridot engagement rings are worth considering. Pronounced with a silent ‘t’, peridot is known for its vibrant shade of green. Unlike emeralds, which come in a range of deeper green shades, peridot stones range from light, almost luminous green to various other shades of green. Their vibrancy is one of the things that makes these stones sought-after for jewellery. They have a hardness rating of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale, making them suitable for frequently worn jewellery such as engagement rings. If you have been wondering whether this stone is right for your dream ring, read on to see how looks in a variety of ring styles.

Bright, Beautiful Peridot Engagement Rings to Inspire

We’ve put together a list of spectacular peridot engagement rings to show you how magical this stone can look in your ring. Have a look to find some inspiration.

Oval Halo

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A classic design with a splash of colour, this oval halo ring is sure to make friends green with envy. A delicate platinum band is encrusted with tiny pave diamonds, with a halo that surrounds an oval cut peridot stone. It would work well in yellow or rose gold as well as white gold.

Bezel Triangle

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Ideal for those who prefer simple, rings, this bezel cut ring is delicate and minimal. Bezel settings are ideal for brides with active lifestyles. The stone is set within its setting without the need for prongs. In this design, the setting flows into the band, with a trillion or triangle cut peridot taking centre stage in a subtle, feminine way.

Rose Gold

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Rose gold rings remain a popular choice for many brides. With its rosy hues, this metal turns even the simplest ring design into something elegant and feminine. This ring is set on a fine rose gold band, with a cushion halo that extends on the band. The centre stone is a round cut peridot that contrasts just right with the pink tones of the band and setting.

Two Tone

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If you’re looking for a truly breath-taking ring, this one is a show-stopper. Two tone rings are a great option for those who like their rings to stand out for all the right reasons. The complex design of this ring features a yellow gold band entwined with a pave-encrusted platinum or white gold band. The peridot stone is set onto the gold band in a way that highlights the stone while balancing both of the bands.

Halo Swirl

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This pretty, classic ring is understated, with a split band of platinum or white gold, and a pave band that swirls between the split, curling around the centre round cut peridot stone. The result is a flowing ring style that has plenty of sparkle, along with a bright pop of colour.

Bezel Princess

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Another good choice for brides who prefer minimal styles, this bezel princess cut ring has a delicate gold band, with two tiny diamonds flanking an inverted princess cut peridot. The small diamonds help to position the centre stone in a way that does not distract and rather enhances the balance between the smaller stones and centre stone.

Heart Shaped

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Perfect for romantics, heart shaped rings will lever lose their appeal. In this ring, a small heart cut peridot solitaire takes centre stage. The heart is set on a fine rose gold band. Rather than adding extra details such as pave or additional stones, this ring is kept simple, with the sole focus on the glorious stone at its centre.

We hope that these gorgeous rings have given you plenty of inspiration when planning your dream ring. If you’d like to know more about how to create the engagement ring you’ve always wanted, contact Cape Diamonds today.