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:
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.
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.
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.