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Why You’ll Fall in Love with Two-Stone Rings
You may have noticed a new engagement and wedding ring trend that’s been getting a lot of attention over the last few months: two-stone rings.
Instead of a solitaire diamond setting or a cluster head design, two-stone rings feature twin diamonds in the center of the design. They’re striking and a little bit unusual, while still maintaining the classic beauty that traditional ladies’ wedding bands are known for. Here a few of the reasons you’ll find yourself head over heels for this design.
Two Stones for Two Hearts
Engagement and wedding rings represent the connection and commitment you share as a couple, but the two-stone design brings new meaning to his and hers wedding rings. In our ring collection, the two matching diamonds symbolize your two hearts joining together. Every day you wear a two-stone ring, you have a fresh opportunity to celebrate your union and your lasting love.
Big Impact, Small Price Tag
Two-stone rings offer the perfect compromise for those who crave a lot of sparkle but don’t want to blow their budget. A single large diamond will always much more expensive than two smaller diamonds of the same quality, equaling the same carat weight. So with a two-stone ring, you get the megawatt look of a high-end ring, while actually paying far less than you would for a solitaire setting. Some of our two-stone ladies’ wedding bands also add an illusion setting around the diamonds, making the setting look even more dramatic and brilliant.
Unique Personality & Design
Two-stone rings offer a wide range of styles, allowing you to show your individual preferences and personality. If you lean toward a low-key style and minimalist jewelry, you can opt for a simple and streamlined two-stone design. If you love glamour and bling, you can go for a more ornate option. But whatever fashion you prefer, your two-stone ring will be a daily reminder of your shared bond. What more could you ask for from the his and hers wedding rings you choose?
Why Customize? How My Trio Rings Makes Customized Rings Affordable & Accessible
Ten years ago, customized ring sets were practically unheard of… unless, of course, you had an unlimited budget and could work with an artisan to handcraft them.
Since this option was only accessible to the super-wealthy, most of us normal folks just had to browse the showcases at jewelry stores and settle for the rings that were available.
The problem with this default system is that engagement and wedding rings are not a casual, off-the-shelf purchase. Your rings are the only physical objects you have as a couple that represent your unity. You don’t want just any rings; you want your rings – the ones that you feel an emotional connection to, and that show who you’re married to.
This is the heart of why My Trio Rings decided to make affordable customized rings a priority. With our approach, you have the opportunity to make your rings your own. You are an integral part of the design process, from start to finish, which makes your rings far more meaningful.
The Rise of Customization
In recent years, particularly with the increase in 3D printing, customized rings have become more accessible – though at prices over $10,000, they’re still not very affordable.
Now, instead of having to find an independent artisan to craft your rings, you can find more mainstream jewelers who offer customization. The process looks something like this:
- You work one-on-one with a designer, bringing your ideas, sketches or photos and explaining what you want your rings to look like
- The designer uses computer-aided design (CAD) to build your ring design from scratch, rendering what the head, body and diamonds will look like when put all together
- The designer prints out a 3D model of the rings, gets your changes and approval, then crafts the actual rings
The Problem with this Approach
Price & Time
This is a time-consuming method, requiring a lot of the designer’s time, which can easily add $1,000 or more on top of the normal cost of the rings.
The jeweler is creating a completely custom design for the very first time, which means the rings could have unexpected structural problems. For example, the head of the engagement ring you want might not be properly supported by the ring body you choose. You’re putting all your trust in the designer, hoping that he or she will create what you envision. But if you don’t end up liking your rings, you’re unlikely to be able to return them. After all, what would the jeweler be able to do with completely customized ring sets?
How My Trio Ring Does Customization Better
My Trio Rings decided to go in a completely different direction.
With four generations of expertise in diamond jewelry crafting, we knew there was a better way to design customized rings that wouldn’t require starting from scratch every single time. We wanted to offer our customers the ability to personalize their rings and get exactly what they want, but we also wanted to eliminate the time delays and price hikes.
With our Create Your Own tool, you are able to direct the design process completely online. This alone dramatically lowers the price point from what other jewelers offer.
Here’s how it works:
- Go to the Create Your Own tool
- Play with different looks that match your personal style and your budget. This allows you to experiment with different diamond heads, wedding band styles, types of gold, etc., selecting from thousands of variations.
- First, browse through the 20 diamond head options, ranging from solitaires to cluster heads in a wide variety of styles. Click each head to instantly see a detailed photo of what your customized ring would look like. For example, if you are on a tighter budget, you might opt for a cluster setting; it gives a big, elegant look, but it’s more affordable than a solitaire. But if you want to take the next step up in price, you could select a round or princess-cut solitaire.
- Once you’ve found a head you like, select your engagement ring and women’s wedding band styles. Compare what your setting looks like in 10K or 14K white or yellow gold, and visualize your rings in a huge selection of styles.
- When you’ve designed your bridal set, move on to the men’s wedding band, selecting from white or yellow gold bands (some plain, some set with diamonds) that complete your perfect trio ring set. When you add a men’s wedding band to the bridal set, you automatically receive a 5% discount at checkout.
- Click through for detailed information on your set’s appearance, specifications and price, And throughout the whole process, you can get assistance from our customer service representatives.
The Benefits of Our Approach
We curate the diamonds to offer the very best price-to-quality ratio possible, so all you have to focus on is what you like. Create Your Own offers thousands of different combinations of designs.
Since we offer a variety of curated design elements, you aren’t starting from the very beginning – which means you aren’t paying for a designer’s time to figure out a totally new design, which may not look as you expected once crafted. Customization doesn’t drive up the price of your rings; you’ll pay around the same amount for a customized ring set as you would for any other My Trio Rings set. (Our popular layaway plan is also available for customized rings – you create an individual payment plan that works for you.)
You don’t have to fight traffic for scheduled appointments, or struggle to get help in a store. Our customer service is available to assist you online, 24/7. And our state-of-the-art Create Your Own tool allows you to customize your ring design in an easy, interactive and fast experience.
There’s no guessing game with our customization tool, no worrying that what you see in a drawing or model won’t turn out the same in real life. Your rings will look exactly the way you designed them to. Read through our couple’s reviews, and you’ll see a common theme that the rings look even better than expected!
If you change your mind about your rings, you don’t have to worry about losing your investment. Our return policy also applies to our customized rings: return or exchange them within 30 days for no penalty. And because we offer predesigned elements, we also already know that your rings will be high-quality and structurally sound. You don’t have to know everything about the 4 C’s or intricate jewelry design to build your one of a kind matching ring set.
Our customized rings can be shipped out in as quick as 3 days, whereas rings crafted by jewelers could take anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks to deliver.
Our customized rings offer the same matching set options as our other inventory, so you can be sure the wedding bands and engagement ring complement each other perfectly. You can also engrave your rings with a personalized and meaningful message to take that customization one step further!
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How My Trio Rings Does Customized Rings Better
It’s a good day when our customers are head-over-heels in love with their rings. And we’ve found that this happens a whole lot more often when people have the power to design their own engagement and wedding rings. Instead of searching for what they want in a limited inventory, they create customized ring sets that meet their exact style and specifications.
But what makes My Trio Rings different from other wedding jewelry retailers? We’re not the only company to offer customized rings – but we’re proud to offer more affordable, beautifully made options than our competitors. Couples who design their rings at My Trio Rings want to spend their hard-earned paychecks wisely, but they also don’t want to compromise on quality or craftsmanship. Here’s how we do customization better:
We have cluster and solitaire settings
Other retailers with customized engagement rings only offer solitaire settings. My Trio Rings’ Create Your Own tool has a beautiful selection of round-cut and princess-cut solitaire heads to choose from, but we also provide more affordable cluster head options. Cluster engagement rings combine many smaller diamonds for a big visual impact at a lower price than solitaire rings.
We offer customized ring sets
Buying trio sets – featuring matching wedding bands and an engagement ring – is far less expensive than purchasing each ring separately. You have complete control to design your ideal trio ring sets online.
Our customized ring sets are just as affordable as our other rings
According to The Knot, the average engagement ring costs $5,978. And this high price point is apparent when you start browsing the customized ring options of our competitors. You may have a limited choice of more affordable custom engagement rings, but most will set you back several thousand dollars (just for one ring). My Trio Rings, on the other hand, has an impressive selection of custom trio ring sets for under $2,000 or even $1,000. Our customized ring sets are the same price as our other rings; you can create your own design without an extra markup.
See what our customers have to say about the customizable ring sets they bought:
"The rings are better than advertised. Everyone that has seen them has asked where we got them." - Gabriel R.
"I'm absolutely in love with this set! I love the matching his and hers band. My husband would love it as well because the mens ring has diamonds but is still masculine. I also love the center stone in the engagement ring. Everything is so beautiful!" - Lia G.
"I am absolutely in love with this set! The set is simple yet elegant. I like the single cut diamond shape on the ladies ring. The price is amazing too! Three rings for under $1,100?" - Stefanie L.
"Omg the rings are beautiful! My fiancé and I were surprised at how nice they were going to be. We were sceptical at buying the rings online but the prices were great. Sometimes they say if it's too good to be true it's not worth it. This was one purchase that was so worth it!" - Jenifer H.
"Absolutely beautiful!!! Everything I expected." - Ebony W.
"My husband and I love our rings. They are perfect. We had them engraved and they did an amazing job. The fit was on point thanks." - Jennifer P.
"My husband and I absolutely LOVE our rings! We were hesitant in the beginning to purchase from an online store because we didn't have the option to see the rings in person, but we took a chance and I must say we are very happy we did. The rings looked great online and look 10 times better in person." - Sherlana W.
"Both the wedding ring and the engagement ring looks 50 times better in person." - Camerin P.
"Love my ring. Thanks so much for the professionalism!" - Shalise W.
"We love our rings! We loved the affordable layaway plan as it worked for our budget. Thank you for offering beautiful wedding sets that anybody can afford!!! We will be referring you to all our friends!" - Charity W.
"These rings are gorgeous and easy to resize." - Nhi N.
How to Customize Rings & Save Thousands
When you visualize custom-designed rings, you probably imagine the kind of outrageously expensive rings only accessible to the likes of celebrities (Kim Kardashian) or royalty (Kate Middleton).
But My Trio Rings offers customers the unique, personalized experience of custom designing your engagement and wedding rings, while keeping our prices as affordable as always.
In short, this is how it works:
- We curate a selection of high-quality diamond heads and women’s and men’s wedding bands (in 10K and 14K white and yellow gold)
- You use our interactive Create Your Own online tool to experiment with different looks that suit your style and your budget. If you’re not sure what you want yet, you can play around with thousands of variations to find your perfect fit.
- You build a matching trio ring set – a diamond engagement ring, a women’s wedding band and a men’s wedding band – and get immediate detailed information on your set’s appearance, specifications and price.
- If you have questions at any point, you can get assistance from our helpful customer service representatives.
- When you are ready to buy, you receive an additional 5% for creating a trio ring set – and if you compare your final price to those of our pre-designed rings, you’ll see that they’re very similar. If you were to create custom-designed rings with a traditional jeweler, you could expect to pay up to three times the “off-the-rack” price, according to The Knot. That’s thousands of dollars more! Plus, all of our standard policies still apply to custom ring sets – from our layaway plan to our 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
So those are the basics. But how does our Create Your Own ring set tool really work? Let’s walk through it, step by step (and follow along with our quick video).
Go to the Create Your Own page to start designing your customized ring sets.
Browse through the 20 different diamond heads available, and take your time exploring each one. When you click on each head, the detailed image instantly updates to show you exactly what the ring will look like. It’s perfect if you’re not sure if you like the look of a solitaire with a princess-cut or round-cut diamond, or if you can’t decide among the different cluster heads.
Once you’ve selected the head you want, click Next to select the women’s engagement ring and wedding band. You can compare what your setting looks like in 10K or 14K white or yellow gold. You are also able to choose from a huge selection of ring styles.
For example, see what the heart-shaped cluster head looks like on a delicate engagement ring featuring round-cut accent diamonds, paired with a simple complementary diamond wedding band. Then try out a totally different style, and decide what best suits you. At any point during this process, you can go back to Step 1 and choose a new diamond head.
When you’ve designed a bridal set you love, click Next to move on to the men’s wedding band. Choose from classic white or yellow gold bands (some plain, some set with diamonds) that complete your perfect trio ring set. When you add a men’s wedding band to the bridal set, you automatically receive a 5% discount.
And at this point in the design process, you can see all the details about the rings you’ve chosen. Click View Details under the bridal set or the men’s wedding ring to go to the product page, which will tell you everything you want to know: ring width, number of diamonds, diamond weight (carats), setting type and ring fit. You can also read customer reviews, plus more about our certificates of authenticity, 30-day satisfaction guarantee and payment plans.
Are you ready to explore your Create Your Own options and design your perfect rings? Check out a few of our favorite designs, then get started!