The three gemstones in a trilogy ring represent the trinity: mind, body, and soul, with the trinity often represented as a spiral with three angles, or as a triangle. While for others like couples, the three gemstones symbolize the past, present, and future. Alternately, it also symbolizes friendship, love, and fidelity.
There are several meanings behind a trilogy ring such as:
1. The past, present, and future: The past, present, and future are the most common meaning are why trilogy rings are loved as engagement rings among couples; and it is mostly reflected by the three-stone trilogy ring with a larger center stone. The three stones represent the different stages of both couples. The first stone (left) symbolizes the past and all the lovely memories they share. The center stone (bigger stone) symbolizes the present, including the proposal. The third stone (right) symbolizes the future of the couples, including their hopes and dreams.
2. Friendship, love, and devotion: Friendship symbolizes a close non-romantic bond among friends. Love symbolizes romantic and non-romantic relations among partners, and also family. Devotion symbolizes devotion to God. Therefore, these three symbolizes the key to living a fulfilling life, and it grounds the wearer; reminding them of the important relations of their existence.
3. Family: Trilogy ring symbolizes family in three different ways. The first way is like the spouse (most times the mother) with two children; in which the center stone symbolizes the parent who holds their children next to him or her. The second way symbolizes two parents (the couple), and their one child. In a third way, the three stones having the same size symbolizes three children.
4. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: In some Christian beliefs, the three stones have a biblical meaning in which every stone symbolizes a part of the holy trinity. God is one God, but three coeternal consubstantial persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Therefore saying one God in three Divine Persons.
5. To love, honor, and cherish: The main purpose of a wedding vow is the promise to Love, Honor, and Cherish your partner. The love symbolizes their commitment and being there for each other, both experiencing and expressing their love for each other. Honor symbolizes seeing your partner clearly, including their past and present, strengths and weaknesses, similarities and differences. Cherish symbolizes caring for and nurturing each other in ways they express their love, respect, and compassion in their life.