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Design Your Customizable Trio Ring Sets
When you say “I do,” you want to exchange wedding bands with your beloved that represent your relationship and enduring commitment to one another. It may seem like a tall order to find beautifully crafted wedding ring sets that match your taste and personality (and are within your budget), but My Trio Rings makes personalization part of the process.
You can browse the My Trio Rings online store and select exactly what you want in our customizable trio ring sets, featuring an engagement ring, a women’s wedding band and a men’s wedding band. Cut, stone size, band style - it’s all at your fingertips to decide what goes on your finger!
Here are a few examples of the gorgeous customizable trio ring sets you can design:
1. 3/4 CT. 10K White Gold Trio Ring Set
The diamond engagement ring in this trio ring set is the star of this show, featuring a princess-cut solitaire diamond surrounded by 20 sparkling round sidestones. The classic elegance of this ring is eye-catching without being over the top. The women’s wedding ring is the same width and carries over the style with 23 round-cut diamonds set in the band. The men’s wedding band is perfect for the gentleman who isn’t into a lot of bling: it’s a simple 5 mm, rounded, high-polish band.
2. 1 3/8 CT White Gold Trio Ring Set
If you like to make a statement with your style, go big and dramatic with this trio set. The elaborate engagement ring has a 5.2 mm 14K white gold band and a leaf-shaped centerpiece and two rows of round-cut diamonds on either side. The men’s wedding band also shows off a bold style, with three short rows of round-cut diamonds set in a 7.1 mm band. The women’s wedding ring is more understated, with a slim 3mm band highlighting 11 round-cut diamonds.
3. 1 1/5 CT Yellow Gold Trio Ring Set
Modern and classic elements blend harmoniously in this stunning and affordable 10K yellow gold wedding band set. The engagement ring shines with a princess-cut solitaire stone, offset by baguette-cut diamonds. The slim, elegant wedding bands are set with a combined 27 baguette diamonds for a subtle sparkle.
Ready to design your own wedding ring sets? Here’s how:
1. Go to the trio ring sets page and click the “view customizable rings” button on the top right.
2. Choose your stone cut.
3. Choose the size of your stone.
4. Filter the list of results by white or yellow gold and 10K and 14K gold.
Browse all of our customizable trio ring sets to find your perfect match.
Best Places to Propose in Colorado Springs
Are you and your partner the adventurous type? Or just a fan of spectacular views? Are you also looking for the perfect place to propose? Then look no further than Colorado Springs! Here, you’ll be able to enjoy rock climbing, hiking trails, and rafting all while you’re taking in the views of the beautiful mountains. Ready to take your sweetheart on the ride of her life? Then check out this list of the best places to propose in Colorado Springs.
1. By Air
Have I mentioned how beautiful this city is? The views are amazing on the ground, but they’re absolutely breathtaking from above. Imagine looking out at the mountains during your own private helicopter, airplane, or hot air balloon ride. It’s just you, your love, and all nature has to offer. If you’ve always wanted a grand and intimate proposal, this might be the best option for you.
2. Rock Climbing
If you and your sweetheart enjoy an adrenaline rush, you should try rock climbing in Colorado Springs. This city is home to some of the most challenging rock formations in the world, and you can make this as easy or as challenging as you want. If you’ve always wanted to catch your partner completely off guard with a proposal, this might be the perfect opportunity. Presenting your sweetheart with one of our customizable ring sets will surely get that look of surprise you’ve always wanted!
3. By Train
Colorado Springs has a ton of scenic railroad trips that will show you the best of what this city has to offer. Is your partner a history buff? There’s a trip that will take you through all the mountain communities and transport you back to the gold mining days. There’s another trip that will take you to the summit of Pike’s Peak (America’s Mountain). There, you’ll see tons of canyons and wildlife.
4. Food Tour
Not into all the outdoor activities? No worries! Colorado Springs has a lot more to offer. If you and your sweetheart are foodies, than this option is for you. Take your partner on the Colorado Springs Food Tour! You’ll be able to sample food and drinks from the city’s best restaurants while learning about the city’s history and culture, which is what makes this tour one of the best places to propose.
Are you getting ready to propose? Get all three rings at once with one of our customizable ring sets.
Marriage Advice from the World’s Longest-Married Couples, Part 1
Marriage is one of the most wonderful gifts in the world, but it is definitely not easy. Giving your whole heart and the rest of your life to just one person might sometimes seem scary or even impossible. But don’t throw away those customizable engagement rings yet! Think about how nice it is to see couples who have done it and lived to tell the tale. There’s nothing that brings a smile to my face as quickly as seeing an elderly couple hold hands. There’s just something about it.
So, if you’re nervous about marriage, maybe it’s a good idea to ask for some advice and words of encouragement from loved ones you know who have had those his and hers wedding bands on for a long time. Before that though, you should check out these beautiful pieces of marriage advice from two of the world’s longest married couples.
Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher
Let’s start with Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher, who were once the longest married couple in the entire world! In fact, they broke The Guinness World Record for the longest marriage! These two lovebirds were married for a whopping 87 years. In 2010, they did a Twitter Q&A where they gave some great advice. Here are some of the best tidbits:
“Remember marriage is not a contest – never keep a score.”
“We grew up together and were best friends before we married. A friend is for life; our marriage has lasted a lifetime.”
“Respect, support, and communicate with each other. Be faithful, honest, and true. Love each other with ALL of your heart.”
Jon and Ann Betar
This couple eloped on November 25, 1932, and they actually weren’t ever supposed to be married in the first place! Ann’s father had arranged for her to marry a man 20 years older than her. And, when she ended up eloping with Jon, the father told her previously betrothed not to worry--that the marriage wouldn’t last. Boy, was he wrong. In this article, Jon and Ann pass on some of the wisdom they've accrued over the years, including:
“Devote your time to understanding one another.”
“Be content with what you have and what you’re doing.”
“Marriage isn’t a lovey-dovey think, y’know, for 80 years. You learn to accept one another’s way of life.”
Stay tuned for the next part in this series that will have even more marriage advice for you to ponder! In the meantime, take a look at our customizable engagement rings and our his and hers wedding bands.
Tips for Planning a Wedding Last Minute: Little Details, Part 1
Planning a wedding can be extremely time consuming and stressful, and planning a wedding on a time crunch multiplies the time commitment and stress level immensely. But you don’t have to do it alone. I love wedding planning, so I’m here to help! I’ve already given you some tips for picking a venue, choosing a wedding dress, and selecting his and hers wedding bands, but now it’s time to talk about all those pesky little details you need to take care of before the big day. Ready to get to work? Let’s get to work!
1. Pay the Bills
Hopefully throughout the wedding planning process, you’ve been keeping an accurate total of what you owe and to whom you owe it. If not, you need to make a spreadsheet stat. You shouldn’t be stressed about money on your wedding day, so take care of all your final payments before then. Here’s another helpful idea: when you give a vendor a payment, have them sign something saying they received it. This way, you have proof if one says they weren’t paid.
2. Check in with the Vendors
The week of your wedding, you need to call all of your vendors and make sure everything is ready to go. Make sure they have the correct address for the ceremony and the reception. You also want to make sure they have a few different people’s contact information--just in case your point person can’t answer the phone at the moment when they call.
3. Ring Cleaning
Here’s a small detail that can go a long way: the week before your wedding, take your engagement ring and your wedding bands to get cleaned. Trust me, you’re going to want everyone to see the full brilliance of your rings on your wedding day. And don’t forget about your partner! If he or she has one of our customizable engagement rings or a wedding band, take those to get cleaned as well.
4. Talk to Your Photographer
Do you have specific ideas for photographs? Then you need to tell the person taking the photos! Don’t expect the photographer to read your mind. Write down a list of your ideas ahead of time. You also need to write down which groups of people you’d like photographed so that you won’t forget anyone. Get this to the photographer the morning of the wedding.
5. Appoint a Coordinator
You should be relaxed on your wedding day. You need to be able to take the time to take everything in and enjoy yourself--after all, you (hopefully!) only get to do this once. You don’t need to be worrying about the caterer getting there on time or the ring bearer having your his and hers wedding bands. Instead, the only thing you should be concerned with is getting down that aisle! That’s why it’s a good idea if you appoint a day-of coordinator. (If you have a wedding planner, then you’ve already got this covered.) Make sure to choose someone that’s organized and that you trust--this is the person that’s going to make sure your day goes as smoothly as possible. Give all your vendors his or her contact information so you don’t have to answer calls about flower deliveries while you’re sipping champagne and getting ready.
There are still more things that need to be done, so stay tuned for my next set of tips! Be sure to let me know if you’re having a last minute wedding in the comments.
Thinking about getting married in the near future? Check out our customizable engagement rings.
5 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Online Jewelry Store
Making a large purchase online can seem scary, but it doesn’t have to be! If you know and trust who you’re buying with, making a big purchase online can be a lot easier than making one in-store, especially when it comes to jewelry like customizable engagement rings. For example, when you customize a ring online, you can see exactly how the finished product would look--a perk that isn’t possible at a brick-and-mortar store. However, not all online jewelry stores were created equal. That means you’ll need to do some research, and we’re here to help. After you’ve found the online jewelry store you’d like to buy from, you need to ask yourself the following questions:
1. How established is the jeweler, and what are their credentials?
You should get to know a little bit about the business you’re going to be buying from. The more you know, the more comfortable you’ll feel. Plus, starting a relationship with a retailer might prove useful when you’re ready to buy your his and hers wedding bands or even a 10 year anniversary present.
2. Can they help you find what you’re looking for?
You should figure out how easy it is to contact them and how good they are at customer service. One way to do this is through referrals or customer reviews. For an online jewelry store, you can also do a test run on live chat, phone, or email to test their knowledge and customer service skills.
3. What types of jewelry do they offer?
Different retailers specialize in different things. For example, one of the things we’re passionate about are his and hers wedding bands and My Trio Rings’ sets. We love matching rings, but we also know that all of our customers might not. That’s why we also offer a variety of products ranging from customizable engagement rings to promise rings.
4. Do they offer a warranty and certificates of authenticity?
This is a big one. Would you ever buy a brand new TV without knowing that it’s 100% real? What about buying it without a warranty? Probably not. That’s why certificates of authenticity and warranties are so important. If you buy with us, you’ll get a certificate with every ring you buy that states the gold and diamond content of each ring. Each ring also comes with a one year warranty--it’s our promise to you that you’re getting the best quality products we have.
5. If you don’t like it, can you return it?
No matter how hard an online jewelry store might try, it’s possible that your rings might not look the same to you in person as they did online. If that happens, you’ll probably want to return your rings. Save yourself a massive headache later and make sure your online jewelry store has a return policy before you buy.
Do you still need to get a ring before you pop the ultimate question? Check out our selection of customizable engagement rings!