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My Trio Rings Q&A: The Basics of Diamond Rings
When you’re getting married, there are a thousand questions running through your mind about each individual aspect. Take the wedding flowers, for example. What types of flowers will you have? What colors will they be? Will the flowers in the centerpieces be different than the ones in the bridal party’s bouquets? The questions go on and on.
Now, we might not be able to help with floral arrangements, but we can help with all your questions regarding bridal ring sets, diamond engagement rings, and matching wedding bands. If you’ve got a question about wedding rings--we can (and we will!) answer them. This post is just the first in a series of Q&A’s we’ll do to make your decisions a little easier. Today, My Trio Rings is answering three questions about diamonds:
- Why should I buy a diamond ring?
- Should I buy a diamond or a cubic zirconia (CZ)?
- What is the difference between a lab-made diamond and a real diamond?
1. Why should I buy a diamond ring?
Think for a minute: when you see a diamond ring on someone’s left hand, don’t you automatically assume that he/she is engaged or married? Diamond rings have become a cultural norm. However, that’s not the real reason you should buy a diamond engagement ring. The simple fact is this: diamonds are special. They catch the sunlight and sparkle like no other gemstone. If you’re looking to wow passers-by or just simply commemorate a life-changing event, there’s no better choice.
Need more convincing? Here are some more reasons you should by a diamond ring:
- A diamond engagement ring will match every single piece of your fiancee's wardrobe. You can’t say the same about a gemstone.
- Diamonds are thought to be one of the most durable substances on Earth, which means a diamond ring won’t give up on you.
- Because they’re so durable, diamonds are associated with enduring love.
- During the Middle Ages, diamonds were thought to have healing powers. Talk about a bonus!
2. Should I buy a diamond or a cubic zirconia (CZ)?
Cubic zirconia is an often-used diamond substitute. To an untrained eye, CZ indeed looks like a diamond. If you are looking for a long-lasting stone, cubic zirconia is not the ideal choice. Unlike diamonds, CZ will dull and lose its sparkle over time. Cubic zirconia is also more likely to scratch. Although bridal ring sets with cubic zirconia might be cheaper in the long run, you might find yourself paying more money to replace the stones every few years than you would have if you’d chosen a diamond in the first place. Bottom line: a diamond engagement ring is a piece of jewelry that will last a lifetime.
3. What is the difference between a lab-made diamond and a real diamond?
Did you know that scientists can create diamonds in a lab that are virtually indistinguishable from naturally mined diamonds? They have the same physical and chemical makeup as “real” diamonds, and they’re typically cheaper. However, there are some drawbacks. First, laboratory grown diamonds are normally smaller than natural ones. Also, some people find that lab grown diamonds diminish the gemstone as a symbol. Instead of taking millions of years to form, lab-made diamonds just takes days. Currently, lab diamonds must be labeled as such when being sold.
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The Cost of Hand Plastic Surgery vs. Affordable Engagement Rings
Plastic surgery for your hands isn’t a new idea. There’s probably not a single part of the body that someone, somewhere hasn’t put under the knife. So while getting a “hand lift” isn’t news per se, the rising motivation behind the procedure is.
Engaged women are dropping big bucks on procedures to make their hands look more youthful.
Because that ring selfie on Instagram has to be perfect, of course!
Hand Lifts for Your Ring Selfies
That’s right. People are paying thousands of dollars for what is essentially Botox for your hands. The procedure, which takes around 10 minutes to complete, isn’t permanent — it lasts only a few months. For a permanent effect, doctors have to surgically graft fat into the hand.
The prices vary, but a single procedure can cost $300, with packages of six running for around $1500. You could buy one of our affordable engagement rings or bridal ring sets (or even multiple sets!) for that price.
This is all in the name of the perfect engagement ring selfie, complete with declarations of #wereengaged and #putaringonit.
Plastic surgeons and dermatologists have seen an increase in those demanding procedures with the rise of social media. People see pictures of themselves (or their hands) on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and find themselves hypercritical of their appearance. Plastic surgery overall has been on the rise, with social media as one possible cause of appearance insecurities.
Which brings us to hand surgery for ring selfies.
Despite this pressure to look perfect, there are better uses for your money. You’re beautiful the way you are! And your engagement should be a source of celebration, not stress. If you worry about the state of your hands for engagement photos, selfies or otherwise, there are tons of DIY hand treatments out there that won’t cost you more than your engagement ring (or your honeymoon, for that matter). Get a manicure or whip up a homemade exfoliating sugar scrub.
When you consider spending more money on hand surgery for a selfie than any number of affordable engagement rings cost, you may want to rethink your priorities.
With our bridal ring sets, you could be paying the same for a lifelong, beautiful ring set that you would for a single, impermanent plastic surgery procedure.
So rock that beautiful engagement ring on that beautiful hand! You look amazing.
4 Lovely Same-Sex Matching Bridal Ring Sets
Wedding season is almost here, and we want to make sure all of our customers are ready! Today, I want to highlight some of our most exquisite bridal ring sets for female same-sex couples. All of the rings in this section are matching bridal wedding bands, which perfectly symbolize the union you’ll form at the altar. We have a wide selection to choose from, but here are a few of our current favorite bridal ring sets.
1. 1/3 CT. Matching Bridal Set
Want matching wedding bands that represent your unique style as a couple? Check out this 1/3 CT. matching bridal set. The stylish, almost bead-like design of the rings perfectly complements the 3 columns of 2 diamonds in the middle. This set is made with white gold, and you can choose between 10K gold or 14K gold. Both of the rings have a combined total of 12 round-cut, sparkling diamonds that are sure to catch the sun beautifully.
2. 1/4 CT. Matching Bridal Set
If you’re looking for a classic ring set in yellow gold, this just might be the set for you. These matching wedding bands are simple enough that they would go well with any engagement ring, but also elegant enough to stand on their own. Each of these rings has 9 natural, glittering diamonds. And if you’d rather have them in white gold, that option is available, too! These rings can also be made in either 10K or 14K gold.
3. 3/4 CT. Matching Bridal Set
Do you prefer a thicker band to a thinner one? This set features the wider style and has 3 columns of 2 diamonds on each ring. This design lets the diamonds take center stage, with the grooves on the bands highlighting their sparkle. This matching bridal set is made in 14K white gold and originally retails for double our price.
4. 3/8 CT. Matching Bridal Set
If both you and your sweetheart have an engagement ring with a head that needs to be accounted for when picking out a wedding band, this 3/8 CT. matching bridal set is a good contender. This wedding band would look especially exquisite under a halo engagement ring, and it will slip right under the halo head. This matching wedding band set only comes in white gold, but you are able to choose between 10K and 14K gold. The set has a whopping total of 42 shimmering, round-cut diamonds.
Browse the rest of our matching bridal ring sets for same-sex couples.
4 Bridal Ring Sets for Summer Weddings
Planning on proposing this summer and don’t feel like waiting a long time to walk down that aisle? Instead of buying an engagement ring separate from the wedding band, consider buying them together in one of our bridal ring sets.
This approach has many benefits. For example, buying them together ensures that the rings will match, and it will be one less worry when it comes to planning your wedding. If you’re wanting to propose AND get married this summer, we have some exquisite bridal ring sets that are perfect for the season (and ship quickly).
1. 1/7 CT Matching Bridal Set
Summer is a magical time of year, and few of our bridal ring sets scream "magic" quite like this 1/7 CT matching bridal set. The twisted accents on both the engagement ring and the band give this set a romantic and fairytale-esque feel. Snow White herself could have worn these! These rings can be made in 10K or 14K white or yellow gold. There are 17 sparkling, natural diamonds in this set.
2. 1/3 CT Matching Bridal Set
One of the biggest wedding ring trends this season is a halo engagement ring. This 1/3 CT. bridal set combines that trend with a matching wedding band. This trendy, yet timeless square halo diamond engagement ring looks even more gorgeous next to the wedding band that incorporates the same diamond pattern. These rings are made with 10K white gold, and the set has a whopping total of 61 shimmering diamonds.
3. 1/2 CT Matching Bridal Set
Take one look at this ring set, and I bet you’ll be able to to tell why it's perfect for summer. Figure it out? It’s the elegant flower motif on the engagement ring! The head of the engagement ring on this 1/2 CT matching bridal set has a subtle floral design, which gives a unique spin on a classic cluster head engagement ring. These rings are available in either yellow or white gold, and you can also choose between 10K and 14K gold. You’ll also find a total of 21 conflict-free diamonds in this set.
4. 11/10 CT Matching Bridal Set
Here’s another matching bridal set that has an engagement ring with a floral motif head. We love how the large head is paired with thin bands (which is another wedding ring trend this summer). The thinner bands perfectly complement the centerpiece, while also letting it take center stage. This 11/10 CT. bridal ring set has a total of 50 glittering diamonds, and it comes in both white and yellow gold. You can also choose between 10K and 14K gold.
Plan ahead and get one of our bridal ring sets today!
Why Buy With Us? My Trio Rings Reviews Roundup!
We can understand why you might be hesitant to buy your engagement rings and/or matching wedding rings online. It’s a big decision, and it’s one you don't take lightly. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing you with exquisite rings at reasonable prices and with unbeatable customer service.
We’re not just any online jewelry store -- we’re committed to making sure your experience is enjoyable from start to finish. Whether you’re buying a diamond engagement ring or matching wedding bands, we want you to be as happy with your rings as you are with your spouse-to-be! It’s one thing for us to recommend our ring collections, but we think it’s more powerful to hear directly from other customers. That’s why we have a section dedicated to My Trio Rings reviews. Browse through some of the recent reviews from our customers.
My Trio Rings Reviews
“The ring was everything I wanted and more! It is an elegant band with just enough sparkle and shine for a man's ring. The customer service agent who assisted was phenomenal and I will certainly order our next bands through MTR.” - Brian P. in Chicago, IL
“The rings are really amazing, the combination of the desing and the diamonds is very beautiful. My princess was surprised when I gave them to her. Thank you, the rings attract the attention everyone. Excellent client service.” -- Iver A. - Sardinal
“The Rings were great perfect fit the bride to be LOVED them worth every penny oh!!! great price great value i thank you very much didnt have to listen to sales people and try to sell you what you are not looking for.” -- Mark E. in Miami, OK
“Super quick delivery! Package wonderful, looks like picture, material is quality at a affordable price. Thank you mytriorings.” -- Angelique W. in Grand Rapids, MI
“My Trio Rings is THE place to purchase wedding rings. On my 33rd anniversary, I replaced my stolen wedding band and the service I received was phenomenal! At first I was hesitant to make such a purchase on the internet; however, my overall experience was very gratifying. Vipul was unbelievably helpful, understanding, and "always there" to discuss any issue, even on the phone when he personally answered my call. He made me feel my satisfaction with this ring was almost more important to him than it was to me! My ring is beautiful, and exceeds my expectations in every way and at a very affordable price. This is truly an exceptional organization, one that I highly recommend to any skeptical internet shopper.” -- Greg
Are you still looking for the perfect matching wedding bands? Let us help you find them!