Post # 1
Hi there ladies. I have been happily married for almost 13 years and originally chose a custom 3 stone in platinum with a 1 ct center round and .25 on each side. I had also looked at a solitaire with diamonds on the band and a matching wedding band, but went with the 3 stone. They were very popular at the time. But after all these yrs there are a few details about my ring that kind of bug me, and i also miss the solitaire i had during our engagement. So my hubs has given me the ok to have my stone reset. I have chosen 2 matching diamond bands to have my center stone set in, but part of me will miss my original. Should i stay with the 3 stone, update to a different 3 stone setting, or get the solitaire i have always missed. (I have thought about using the 1/4 ct sidestones to make earrings amd pass them to my daughter when she is old enough)
pic 1…a new 3 stone setting
pic 2 (purple background)…solitaire with diamond bands
pic 3…my original with center stone removed and ready to reset
pic 4… A pic i found of a 3 stone i like as an update
Post # 2
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
The one(s) you have are pretty, but that ritani one is gorgeous!!
Post # 3
I dont think three stones are dated at all!
Post # 4
HappymrsM: I think three-stone rings are classic and timeless! That said, I think you should go with the solitaire because it seems like that’s what you really want. I also really like the idea of making the side stones into earrings for your daughter. =)
Post # 5
So the pic of the solitaire is what it would look like. I actually already went for it but they messed it up so i had to have it redone. as i wait, i worry that i will regret it. I also saw a post where someone had their band thinned. I wonder if that is an option for my original. I asked a jewler in town about tapering the band more towards the diamonds but they didnt want to mess with my ring. Also, its platinum which i love the weight of, but wish it was shiny again. Should i see what can be done to my original to freshen it up? I am worried that thw solitaire still won’t be right when it is done nxt week. One more thing is that my diamond is ao beautiful and i didnt realize how sparkly and nice it is until it was in a solitaire, was the 3 stone hiding its beauty? So confused!!
Post # 6
Oh, and when i wonder if my 3 stonw is outdaded, its just because that was all the hype 13-15 yrs ago. (Kind of like the halo is now)
Post # 7
I’ve never heard of three stones being dated… I know a ton of 20 somethings that have them.
If you want a change but don’t want to give up you your ring you could get a couple of stacking rings. I do think that first solitaire is gorgeous though. You could have the other two diamonds set in earrings.
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY
I think 3 stone rings are classic, and not outdated at all.
Post # 9
I think you should keep your ring. There will always be trends that come and go, that although beautiful are not your original ring. In 10 years, halos may be a thing of the past, and so may solitaires.
Post # 10
I am sorry but why would you think a 3 stone is outdate?
Post # 11
Get the solitaire you want. Nothing wrong with changing it so long as it’s what you want and your husband doesn’t mind.
But I do not believe that anyone’s engagement ring can ever be “outdated”. Engagement rings are not there to change with the “style of the month”, they’re forever.
Post # 12
I don’t think 3 stone rings are outdated at all! I love the solitaire with the diamonds down the band (biased of course because that’s what I have!). You can always put a gemstone in the 3 stone setting and wear it as a right hand ring.
It sounds like you really want the solitaire. I think after 13 years I would want to change up my setting too – nothing wrong with that!
Post # 13
I just got engaged on Monday and specifically wanted a 3-stone because they are so timeless and classic. Personally I felt like some of the shapes (heart, pear, cusion etc) are fads and they will fade after time but 3-stones never seem to lose their charm.
Post # 14
I agree with all of you. I do love my original and dont want to give it up. but when i talked to a jeweler and they prety much told me they werent willing to alter it, i thought the solitaire is the way to go. Honestly i think i would prefer to keepy 3 stone and just have the band tapered and thinned, and the whole thing polished. But there doesnt seem to be anyone willing to do it where i live. Here is a pic feom anothwr poat that made me really feel like i want my original. Her band looks gorgeous and so does her 3 stone…
Post # 15
I was actually just looking at three stone bands yesterday cause I’m really enjoying the look (I’m not engaged yet so the I’m still enjoying looking at rings). I don’t think its outdated at all and I enjoy the first picture above. I’m really not a fan of the Halo setting myself but that’s my personal opinion.
I feel like the real issue here isn’t whether or not your current setting is outdated but that you’ve spent the time thinking about the one that got away. It sounds like you want the solitaire and if that’s what you’ve been dreaming of I say go for it. In the end it isn’t what we prefer. Its what you’ll want to wear and show off in the next 13 years. 🙂
Also, if you do decide to update- the idea of making your side stones into earrings for your daughter is an awesome idea! So sweet!