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10 Nerdy His and Hers Wedding Rings We Love

by Gillian Burgess Monday, 28 December 2015 Wedding Rings

If you and your spouse-to-be are nerdy kindred spirits, find ways to celebrate that part of your relationship as you’re planning your wedding. Embrace your lovable geekiness, and check out 10 of our favorite nerdy matching wedding rings.

1. DNA Rings

We’re all about customized matching wedding bands that capture your individual style. But we did not predict this new sci-fi spin: fossilized DNA embedded in a his and hers wedding rings. Just send a saliva swab collected from your sweetheart (romantic, I know) to this Swiss company, and it will transform the DNA into a powdered substance to place in a silver and diamond ring.

 

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2. Harry Potter Rings

In the magical game of Quidditch, the seeker tries to catch the beautiful and elusive golden snitch to win the game. Show the world how you feel about your partner by wearing a golden snitch on your wedding rings.

3. Star Trek Rings

If you’re trying to find some way to incorporate “live long and prosper” into your wedding vows, you’re probably the perfect couple to rock Star Trek-inspired his and hers wedding rings.

4. Star Wars Rings

“I love you.”
“I know.”

You can capture that classic moment between Leia and Han with your matching wedding bands. Order a customized ring set (each ring featuring the Death Star!) using sterling silver, rubies and sapphires. 

5. The Fellowship of the Ring

Tolkien fans will swoon for matching wedding bands that reflect their shared love of Middle Earth and all its adventures. Get gold bands etched with Elvish script, and take your nerd love to an adorkable level. 

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6. Binary Rings

Techie couples will swoon for matching wedding bands stamped with binary code. Personalize your gold bands with a meaningful message only you two will understand.

7. Fingerprint Rings

Embrace both your individuality and your unity with striking fingerprint wedding rings. The handcrafted rings use wax casting to create an imprint of your fingerprints on a gold, platinum or palladium band.

8. Video Game Rings

Player 1, have you found your perfect Player 2? Celebrate with these geeky gamer wedding bands.

9. Game of Thrones Rings

"My sun and stars, moon of my life." Recreate Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo’s passion – and showcase your Game of Thrones obsession – with handmade his and hers wedding rings.

 

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10. Stackable Orbit Rings

Show your partner that your worlds share the same orbit. Simple stacking rings – each featuring its own small planet – are fused together to create one beautiful ring.

 

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The Average Engagement Ring is Almost $6,000 – But Spending Less is Good for Your Marriage

by Gillian Burgess Friday, 18 December 2015 Wedding Rings

With “proposal season” in full swing – 38% of couples get engaged from November through January – there are a lot of couples with rings on the brain. A recent study shows that spending on engagement rings and wedding bands is rising; yet another study shows that this trend might not be a good thing for your budget or the longevity of your marriage.

 

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According to The Knot 2015 Jewelry & Engagement Study, the cost of an engagement ring is at an all-time high: with men spending an average of $5,978, up from $5,403 in 2013 and $5,095 in 2011. For wedding bands, couples spend an average of $1,417 on her wedding band (up from $1,126 in 2011) and $558 on his band (up from $491 in 2011). If those numbers are making you feel a little lightheaded, take comfort in this: opting for affordable engagement rings and matching wedding bands might actually help your chances of making it to your golden anniversary.

A 2014 study from two economists (‘A Diamond is Forever’ and Other Fairy Tales: The Relationship between Wedding Expenses and Marriage Duration) recently made it back on the list of the top five most-requested studies in academia. Its findings show that less is more when it comes to spending:

  • Investing between $2,000 and $4,000 on an engagement ring was associated with an 1.3-times increase in the chances that a man got divorced, in comparison to spending between $500 and $2,000.
  • Spending less than $500, however, was associated with a boost in the odds of divorce among women.

 

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While it might be tempting to get caught up in the “spendier is better” whirlwind, affordable engagement rings and wedding bands could set you on track for a long and happy marriage. That’s a pretty solid reason for keeping your wedding jewelry budget on the modest side.

And when you start browsing engagement rings and matching wedding bands at My Trio Rings, you realize quickly that you don’t have to sacrifice quality or beauty for savings. We offer a selection of exceptional diamond rings for up to 65% off retail prices.

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Our Wedding Rings Layaway Plan

by Kirsten Clark Tuesday, 20 October 2015 Wedding Rings

trio-ring-setsWe do everything here with our customers in mind. We want your ring buying process to be easy, stress-free and enjoyable. Wedding ring sets are an investment, and even with our affordable prices, it may be best for your wedding budget to space out several payments instead of having one lump sum. 

That’s why we offer a convenient and customizable wedding rings layaway plan. With our layaway plan:

  • You can break your total amount into achievable milestones and pay for it over time
  • You can even tailor your plan to your preferences by scheduling weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly payments, which can start on any specific date you choose

After you set up your schedule, we’ll automatically charge your debit/credit card based on your plan. Once all the payments have been made, we’ll box up your wedding ring sets and send them to you!

Did we mention that our layaway program has no fee? That’s just one of the reasons our plan is one of the best out there.

For the sake of comparison, let's look at our plan side by side with Walmart's wedding rings layaway plan:

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Not sure what schedule is best for you? We even offer a wedding rings layaway plan calculator to take the guesswork out of your payments. Just put in the total payment amount and your planned payment schedule. Then the calculator will break down the details of your payment plan!

Ready to get started with your layaway plan? Follow these simple steps:

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My Trio Rings: Your Source for Plus Size Rings

by Melia Dicker Monday, 28 September 2015 Wedding Rings

The popularity of plus size fashion has exploded. Instead of trying to conform to the super-skinny body type that graces the covers of fashion magazines, women are celebrating body positivity and acceptance for the beautiful skin they’re in.

Plus size fashion is getting a much-needed makeover, from celebrities like Tess Holliday and Melissa McCarthy launching their own clothing lines to indie fashion bloggers and designers showing glamour knows no size. And it’s about time, too. Even though more than 50% of American women are a size 14 and up, most stores rarely stock above a size 12.

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The same is true for bridal rings: Most jewelry companies carry his and hers wedding rings up to the standard women's size of 7 and the men's 10, no larger.

My Trio Rings is proud to offer a wide selection of sizes, including plus size rings, up to size 13 for women and size 16 for men. We know that our customers come in all shapes and sizes, and our products reflect that. You deserve to find the wedding rings of your dreams – without any stress or disappointment to cloud your happiness.

How to Find the Perfect Plus Size Rings

It’s easy to find bridal rings that fit just right.

Our ring size guide will help you determine the right fit. If you aren’t sure of your ring sizes, we’ll be happy to send you a free plastic ring sizer in the mail. We even have an International Ring Size Conversion Chart for our customers abroad.

Once you've found your size, then you can start the fun of choosing his and hers wedding rings that show off your unique character as a couple. Here are just a couple of possible styles that might strike your fancy. Bridal rings are available in sizes 3-13, and men’s rings in sizes 6-16. 

Classic: 1/2 Carat Diamond Trio Wedding Ring Set 10k White Gold

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Ornate: 1 Carat Diamond Trio Wedding Ring Set 14k Yellow Gold

 

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Elegant: 1/4 Carat Diamond Trio Wedding Ring Set 14k White Gold

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8 Tips For Buying Wedding Jewelry in 2015

by Gillian Burgess Thursday, 27 August 2015 Wedding Rings

wedding-jewelry-shoppingWhen you get into wedding-planning mode, you have a lot of important decisions to make. Big or small guest list? Traditional or alternative ceremony? Band or DJ? Chocolate or vanilla cake?

As you delve deeper into this list, you run the risk of becoming overwhelmed by too many choices and burning out. 

Don’t let shopping for your wedding jewelry become a symptom of the problem. Note the warning signs at each stage of this cycle:

Excitement: Yay! We’re getting married. This is so amazing. We’re going to wear these rings forever as a symbol of our love, and it’s going to be perfect.

Wonder: Wow, there sure are a lot of choices. Look at this store! And this ring! And this one! There are just so many options.

Overload: THERE ARE JUST SO MANY OPTIONS. WHY ARE THERE SO MANY OPTIONS.

Apathy: I guess I like that one. Sure, round-cut is fine. White gold, yeah. Whatever, let’s just make a decision and get some food.

Exhaustion and Eventual Purchase: Yayyyy...  

This is definitely not the experience you want when going ring shopping. Here are 8 tips for making this process simpler, more affordable and a lot more fun.

1. Buy online.


Going into an actual store is much more of a production than, say, browsing wedding jewelry from your phone or tablet on the couch on a Sunday afternoon. When you shop online, you can look at a much wider selection than most stores have in stock. Plus, you can stay in your PJs.

2. Read the fine print.


Do your homework before committing to an online store, and be wary of online stores without clear policies. Does the store offer a certificate of authenticity? What’s its return policy? Does it offer free shipping or any other perks?

3. Read reviews.


This is important if you’re buying wedding jewelry from an online or retail store. Read customer reviews on the company’s website, Yelp, Google Plus or other resources. Pay attention to what customers love about their rings. Do they value the same criteria you do? Be wary of any complaints or red flags that might be dealbreakers for you.

trio-ring-sets4. Buy ring sets.


A little-known fact about wedding jewelry shopping is that you can save a significant amount when you buy rings in sets. For example, our trio ring sets – which include an engagement ring, plus two wedding bands – are beautifully matched and can save you up to 65% off retail prices. We also offer flexible plans, including our She Said Yes! special that allows you to buy an engagement ring first, then pick out matching wedding bands later on for a 10% discount.

5. Have a style in mind.


You might be browsing trio ring sets and immediately fall in love with “the one,” but usually it’s best to have a few ideas of styles you’re looking for. By narrowing the options in advance, you’ll spend less time searching through rings you have no interest in. Plus, it’ll push you and your partner to define what you actually like and dislike.

6. Set a budget.


It’s a good policy to set a range of how much you’re willing to spend before you start looking (and fall in love with something you can’t afford!). Have a discussion about it as a couple, and settle on a ballpark figure you’re both comfortable with.

7. Find a flexible payment plan.


It’s understandable if you’re not prepared to pay for your wedding jewelry all in one go. Look for a store that offers a flexible payment plan that will meet your financial needs. My Trio Rings’ payment plan, for example, is totally customizable. You set the schedule, and there are no fees or deposits.

8. Fall in love.


Just like picking your perfect match in a relationship, you want to fall head over heels with your rings before you commit. You’ll know when you can’t wipe that dopey grin off your face.


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