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How to Plan A Stress-Free Valentine’s Day Proposal

by Gillian Burgess Tuesday, 09 February 2016 Proposal

You have a big dilemma. Valentine’s Day is in a few days. You wanted to plan a romantic proposal, but it hasn’t really come together yet. Now you’re under the gun, trying to decide if you can pull it off at the last minute, or if you should wait till a later date.

Here’s the good news: it’s not too late to plan a Valentine’s Day proposal! It may be last minute, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful and heartfelt. Plan a stress-free and unforgettable proposal in time to sweep your sweetheart off her feet.




Buy trio ring sets

Instead of scrambling to find the perfect diamond engagement ring on a crazy timeline, relax and let her choose her own. Some women prefer to get the exact style they want anyway, so this can actually be a win-win. Propose with a placeholder ring, like a family ring or a plain, inexpensive band. Then when she says “yes” (of course), she can select her ideal engagement ring, along with your wedding bands.

Browse trio ring sets together and find a matching set you’re both in love with. You’ll have plenty of relaxed time to decide, and My Trio Rings has stunning, high-quality wedding jewelry entirely available online – no pressure, no scheduling limitations. You can even customize trio ring sets to suit your unique style. When you’re ready, place your order online or ask for help from one of our customer service representatives (available via live chat, email or phone).


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Write out out what you want to say.

It’s a common proposal problem: you think you’ll just speak from the heart when you propose… then your mind goes completely blank in the moment. A little bit of preparation can save you from this situation. Write a draft of what you want to say when you ask her to marry you. How will you communicate how much you love her? How will you express in words why you want to spend the rest of your lives together? Practice out loud – first reading what you wrote, then without looking at your notes. Do this until you feel confident that you’ve got it down.

Pop the question (and the bubbly!).

Plan a Valentine’s Day proposal that is just right for you and your girlfriend. It doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive to be meaningful and memorable. Consider what you like to do together, what your happiest memories are as a couple and what would be most special for her. For example, if you love exploring the outdoors together and she shies away from the limelight, plan a Valentine’s Day hike and picnic lunch to a beautiful spot and ask her to marry you with an audience of only the birds and squirrels. If she loves to share important moments with the people who are important to her, plan a romantic dinner for two... that turns into a surprise engagement party with your friends and family after you propose.


She'll Say Yes! Valentine's Day Wedding Ring Set Specials

by Gillian Burgess Tuesday, 03 February 2015 Wedding Rings

1 3 8 CT. T.W. Diamond Ladies  Engagement Ring 14K White Gold BT539W14KENow that you’ve found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, it’s time to start planning your romantic proposal. My Trio Rings has the perfect wedding ring set for you both - whether you are looking for a stunning engagement ring, a bridal set or a trio ring set.

We have hundreds of options to fit your style and your budget. Select from our curated ring sets or customize your own design with the click of a button. Browse our Valentine’s Day ring specials, and make this holiday one you both will remember forever.

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A Trio Ring Set

This wedding ring set has everything you need for both the bride and groom: an engagement ring, women’s wedding band and men’s wedding band. Find a perfectly matched set that suits you as a couple. A few favorites: 

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A Bridal Ring Set

Our bridal ring sets include a diamond engagement ring and a complementary women’s wedding band and can be customized just for her personal style. A few favorites:

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An Engagement Ring

Make your Valentine’s Day proposal shine with a brilliant diamond engagement ring. If you’re not yet sure which wedding bands to buy to complete a full trio ring set, don’t worry. Take advantage of our She Said Yes! Special and receive 10% off any future wedding band set purchase. A few favorites:

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Need some help planning a romantic Valentine's Day proposal? Get some inspiration on how to pop the question from the My Trio Rings blog, and share your ideas in the comments below! 

Valentine’s Day Proposal Do’s and Don’ts, Part II

by Gillian Burgess Thursday, 29 January 2015 Proposal

valentines-day-proposalPlanning a Valentine’s Day proposal? You only have a couple more weeks to get ready for the big day, so we have a few more tips to make your proposal magical. 

Your homework on which diamond engagement ring is right for her. Read up in advance on the 4's C's of diamond buying: cut, color, clarity and carat weight. Do a little detective work by asking her or her friends questions about the style she is drawn to. Does she like white gold or yellow gold? A classic princess-cut solitaire setting or a round-cut cluster setting with extra bling?

Feel pressured to spend two months’ salary on a diamond engagement ring. That idea is outdated and unnecessary, and you shouldn’t have to go into debt to buy a beautiful ring.
Look for affordable engagement rings that meet your standards, and you, your bride-to-be and your bank account will be happy.

Know the answer before you pop the question. You’re talking about spending a lifetime together, so this should not be the first time you’ve discussed marriage. Of course you want it to be special and surprise her with the way you ask, but the idea of growing old together should not be the surprise. Make sure you’ve both thought it through, talked about your future together and are on the same page. The good news is that this should take some of the stress out of your Valentine’s Day proposal!

Hide the ring somewhere strange. You may love the idea of tucking the diamond engagement ring in her molten chocolate cake so you can propose over dessert, but don’t do it. The idea may be sweet, but the reality is that the ring will get sticky and she could break a tooth or, worse, choke on it. You want your Valentine’s Day proposal to be memorable, but not quite in that way. Stick with a classic ring box.

Tell her exactly how you feel. This is a time when you can be as emotional and romantic as you want. Express how much you love her and all the reasons why you want to marry her. Don’t hold back, and don’t be afraid to get a little misty-eyed.

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Valentine’s Day Proposal Do’s and Don’ts

by Gillian Burgess Thursday, 22 January 2015 Informational

valentines-day-proposalValentine’s Day is coming up next month, which is both a romantic and popular day to pop the question. You might worry that it’s too predictable to propose on a holiday, but you can still make it your own. If you want to plan a Valentine’s Day proposal, here are a few tips on how to make it memorable and heartfelt… and how to avoid the cheesy cliches.

Put some thought into it. Yes, Valentine’s Day is inherently full of romance, but you will still want to plan something thoughtful. Think about what you want to say to her, what place will be most meaningful to her and which diamond engagement ring she will love.

Go overboard. This may seem contradictory, but you don’t need to kill yourself choreographing a flash mob or hiring a skywriting airplane to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day proposal. If you find yourself stressing out about every detail or trying to plan the best moment of her life, take a step back. What matters is that you two want to spend the rest of your lives together. The rest is just confetti. Simplify how you ask so you don’t lose your message in theatrics.

Try to find a way to surprise her. It’s a tricky day to plan a proposal without her picking up on clues, so look for opportunities to catch her off guard (in a good way). Ask her best friend what might be a good diversion - for example, planning a romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant but adding a surprise stop she doesn’t know about before or after. Get down on one knee with a diamond engagement ring in the place where you first met or at a quiet spot looking over the city.

Be afraid of enlisting help. If you are having a hard time planning your proposal all on your own, don’t hesitate to ask a few trusted friends for their advice or help in putting it all together. They will probably be thrilled to be in on such a wonderful event, and you’ll be able to rest easy knowing you don’t have to do everything yourself.

Create a happy memory. This is a story everyone will want to hear - from her grandma to your next door neighbor from childhood. Make it a sweet, positive and PG story she’ll be happy to tell all who ask.

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Valentine’s Day Sale: His and Hers Rings

by Kirsten Clark Thursday, 30 January 2014 Informational

his and hers ringsGet ready to say, “I do!” to our Valentine’s Day sale. Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and there's no better way to celebrate than to pick out the symbols of your true love. My Trio Rings' selection of his and hers matching wedding bands will have you soon-to-be newlyweds swooning. Even better: these rings are on sale! We’ve picked some of our favorite rings and slashed the prices even lower than our normal 65% off of retail prices. Which rings do you want to be yours this Valentine’s Day?

His and Hers Rings

1. 1/4 CT. His and Hers Wedding Band Set

If you’re looking for an elegant matching wedding band set, this 1/4 CT. set is the one for you. These 10K white gold rings are intricately inlaid with a set total of 36 natural, round-cut diamonds. At a retail store, you would find these rings for around $1299, and we normally sell them for $539. For Valentine’s Day, you can get them for $499!

2. 5/8 CT. His and Hers Wedding Band Set

We love the detailing on this 5/8 CT. matching wedding band set. These rings are made with 14K white gold and have a total of 17 glittering diamonds. You’ll find a small “X” shape bookending the line of diamonds, which gives these rings a unique look. Get these rings on sale today for $559.

Here’s what one of our customers had to say: “These bands are beautiful! Not only is it SUPER romantic to own matching bands with your future husband/wife, the bands are neither strictly masculine or feminine, therefore these rings are a perfect choice for anyone! And you really can't beat that price!” - Sarah, W.

3. 7/8 CT. His and Hers Wedding Band Set

If you’re searching for one slim ring and one thicker ring in your wedding band set, check out these 7/8 CT. his and her rings. These rings are made with 10K white gold and the set has a total of 44 shimmering, round cut diamonds. The ladies’ ring will perfectly match any white gold engagement ring, and we love the thick three rows of diamond for the men’s ring. These rings retail for $1699, and we normally sell them at $699. You can get them today for $659.

4. 1/2 CT. His and Hers Wedding Band Set

If you’re looking for a wedding band set that’s a little different, take a closer look at this 1/2 CT. matching wedding band set. These rings almost have a geometric feel to them, which give them a slightly vintage appeal. These rings are made with 14K white gold and have a total of 54 conflict-free, round cut diamonds. These rings retail for around $1699, and we normally sell them for $699. At our Valentine’s Day sale, you can get them for $649!

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4 Wedding Proposal Ideas for Valentine’s Day

by Kirsten Clark Thursday, 23 January 2014 Proposal

ISS 1025 03867Love it or hate it, the most romantic day of the year is on its way. After all, the stores have been decked out with cupids, red and pink hearts, and chocolate since the day after Christmas! Even though some might consider it a little cheesy, hear us out: proposing on Valentine’s Day can create a lasting, magical memory for both of you. We’re here to make sure you do it right, which is why we’re bringing you fun, creative, and romantic wedding proposal ideas for Valentine’s Day!

1. Valentine’s Cards

Remember those sweet and silly Valentine’s Day cards you used to buy for your classmates as a kid? You picked out your favorite theme and hoped no one in your class picked the same one. (Personally, I always went for the Disney princess ones...I know, totally typical.) Grab a pack of these from the store. Think about which theme or character would mean something to your partner --- possibly pulling inspiration from an inside joke. On each of the cards, write one reason you love your partner. On the last card, ask her to be your wife and then present her with one of our sparkling solitaire diamond rings. You could give these to her all at once or hide them around the house for her to find in a scavenger hunt.

3. Let it Snow!

If it’s bound to snow where you are this time of the year, use it to your advantage! Suggest skipping the typical Valentine’s Day fancy dinner and instead suggest a night of fun sledding down hills of snow. Make sure to bundle up! At the bottom of the last hill, have someone set up “Will you marry me?” in lanterns or candles in bags (have your friend keep an eye on them until you get there). She’ll see it from the top, which is when you can drop to one knee and pop the question. Bring along some hot chocolate in a thermos for a toast!

2. Surprise!

Let’s face it: proposals are almost expected on Valentine’s Day, which means you should do everything you can to surprise her. (That doesn’t mean acting distant days or weeks beforehand.) Here’s just one way to throw an unexpected moment her way. Tell her you have dinner reservations at seven. If she’s expecting a proposal at all, she’s probably expecting it at the restaurant, so let’s mix it up. Arrange for there to be candles, flower petals, and other romantic things outside your front door. When you open the door on your way to dinner, let her take in the scene and then drop to one knee and ask her to be your wife. She’s almost guaranteed to be caught off guard.

4. Blast from the Past

Recreate your first Valentine’s Day together. Get her the same type of flowers or chocolates. If you had dinner at a nice restaurant, make reservations at the same one. If you went and saw a movie, rent the movie you saw. Do everything you can to recreate that night. If there’s a night from your past that you feel is more special, recreate that one instead. At the end of the night, tell her you want to spend all the rest of Valentine’s Days with her and ask her to marry you.

If you’re gearing up for a Valentine’s Day proposal, make sure you have the ring ready. Take a look at our selection of glittering solitaire diamond rings to find the perfect one!

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

by Gillian Burgess Tuesday, 12 February 2013 Informational

Uh-oh. You woke up this morning with the nagging suspicion that you were forgetting something but couldn’t quite place it. Then you glanced at the date and realized this Thursday is Valentine’s Day. And you haven’t planned anything for your girlfriend, fiancee or wife.  

Don’t panic. This holiday doesn’t have to be about lavish gifts or Michelin-starred restaurants; it is simply a chance for you to spend some quality time with your sweetheart. With a little bit of creativity and hustle, you can still put together a heartfelt and romantic last-minute Valentine’s Day celebration.

3 Sweet & Simple Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

1. Candlelit Dinner 

Even if you aren’t an accomplished cook, it is easy to prepare an elegant, delicious and impressive meal. Browse cookbooks or food blogs to find simple recipes that only use a few high-quality ingredients, such as grilled salmon, mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables, or pan-seared steak and Caesar salad. On your way home from work on Valentine's Day, pick up cooking ingredients, a nice bottle of wine, candles for the table and a dessert from your favorite bakery. When your Valentine arrives for dinner, pour her a glass of wine and don’t let her lift a finger to help. Enjoy your intimate dinner for two, then do all the dishes and clean-up yourself. 

2. Play Time 

Why should a Valentine’s Day date be serious and stuffy? Let your hair down, have some fun and plan a playful date out on the town. Go ice skating and hold hands while you gracefully glide around the rink (or cling to each other to avoid falling - fun either way!). Play a round of miniature golf to get in touch with your inner kid... then go out for drinks at a hip wine bar for your grown-up side. Get a little culture: look up local museums, art galleries and theaters to see if there are any special events or exhibits going on that night.

3. Back to the Future

Check OpenTable for your city to find a restaurant you’ve been meaning to try with reservations still open for Valentine's Day. If you are flexible on time, you can often find an early or late slot available. Indulge in dinner and dessert, then head back home for a post-dinner drink. When you open a bottle of wine or prosecco, take out a few sheets of blank white paper and two pens. Write letters to each other (no peeking!) that you will open a few years in the future on a milestone - for example, Valentine’s Day five years from now or your 10th wedding anniversary. Seal your letters in envelopes, and place them in a box with a bottle of wine that will be good to drink on your specified date. Tape up the box, label it with the opening date and try to fight back your impatience! 

What are your last-minute Valentine’s Day date ideas? Share in the comments. 

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Choose Matching Wedding Bands This Valentine’s Day

by Gillian Burgess Thursday, 07 February 2013 Wedding Rings

If you have been married for several years, you might be surprised how quickly the time has flown by and how much your lives have changed since you said, “I do.” You may have switched jobs, bought a new house or started a family, but the one constant through all the big changes has been your love for your spouse. 

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for you to reaffirm your commitment to one another each year. This year, make the occasion extra special by selecting beautiful new matching wedding bands as a memorable and lasting gift. Many couples decide to replace their wedding rings after a few years of marriage for a variety of reasons. Some couldn’t afford the rings they wanted when they were younger and want to invest in new wedding rings now that they are more financially secure. Some want wedding bands that complement each other and reflect their current personal style. 

No matter what your style or budget, you can find a perfect fit at My Trio Rings. Here are a few examples: 

Romantic Matching Wedding Bands

1/2 CT. T.W. Diamond Matching Wedding Band Set 14K Yellow Gold

Our Price: $559.99  Retail: $1,399.99  You Save: $840.00

This elegant wedding band set has simple, smooth lines and features natural, baguette-cut, conflict-free diamonds in 14K yellow gold (20 in the ladies’ band and 18 in the men’s band).

1/10 CT. T.W. Diamond Ladies' and Men's Wedding Set 14K White Gold

Our Price: $589.99  Retail: $1,499.99  You Save: $910.00

These matching wedding bands put a modern spin on a vintage look. The 14K white gold rings have a unique, distinctive wave shape, each set with three round-cut, conflict-free diamonds.   

Our Price: $829.99  Retail: $2,099.99  You Save: $1,270.00

These stunning 14K white gold wedding rings will add extra sparkle to your marriage. The women’s band is set with 18 round-cut diamonds and curves slightly to fit around an engagement ring, and the men’s band is made with 19 round-cut diamonds. 

1/2 CT. T.W. Diamond Matching Wedding Band Set 14K Yellow Gold

Our Price: $659.99  Retail: $1,699.99  You Save: $1,040.00

If you’re looking for some “wow factor” in your new wedding rings, look no further. The geometric style of these matching bands accentuates the brilliance of two rows of round-cut diamonds (24 on the ladies’ band and 30 on the men’s).

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Surprise Her with a Trio Ring Set for Valentine's Day

by Melia Dicker Tuesday, 05 February 2013 Budget Buy

Romance is in the air this month. After all, Valentine's Day is the perfect time to propose! To gather inspiration, read through our posts, Creative Proposal Ideas for Valentine's Day and 5 More Creative Proposal Ideas for Valentine's Day. Then pick out the perfect engagement ring. Save big by choosing a trio ring set, which includes the three matching rings you need for your wedding: a ladies' engagement ring, a ladies' wedding band, and a men's wedding band. 

You'll find rings to suit every style and price range. Here are three examples:

1/2 Carat Diamond Trio Wedding Ring Set 10K White Gold

Our Price: $639.99  Retail: $1,599.99  You Save: $960.00

What better way to say "forever" than a white gold trio ring setThe sleek, classical style of these rings is designed to show the timelessness of your love. The diamonds are carefully embedded in the ring, lined up to draw attention to the stunning centerpiece of the engagement ring: a round-cut diamond. Each ring contains five diamonds. White gold is both durable and stylish. Watch the videos on the product page to see 360 degree views of each ring!

trio wedding ring set1/3 Carat Diamond Trio Wedding Ring Set 14K White Gold

Our Price: $899.99  Retail: $2,299.99  You Save: $1,400.00

The elegant curves of this trio ring set make a lasting impression. The wavy ridges are sleek and polished, complementing the sparkle of the diamonds with the shine of white gold. The ladies' engagement ring is set with seven round diamonds in a beautiful flower. This floral design, offset by the flowing lines that suggest ocean waves, gives these rings a touch of the natural world. See 360 views of each ring by watching the videos on the product page.

trio wedding ring set1 1/4 Carat T.W. Diamond Solitaire Trio Ring Set 14K Yellow Gold

Our Price: $1,299.99  Retail: $3,299.99  You Save: $2,000.00

The warm hue of the 14K yellow gold against the sparkling diamonds in this trio ring set create a big impact. This set contains a total of 24 princess cut natural, conflict-free diamonds. The ladies' engagement ring has a classic solitaire setting, and the design of the three rings are united by a unique cross design on either side of the channel settings. 

Take advantage of our Valentine's Day Sale by February 7 and get $50 off!

Purchase any Trio Ring Wedding Set or Bridal Ring Set until Feb 7th  to save over 65% off retail prices. All orders are guaranteed to be delivered in time for Valentine's Day. See over 100 d deals going on now on our Valentine's Day Specials Page.

Creative Proposal Ideas for Valentine's Day

by Kelly Smith Tuesday, 24 January 2012 Proposal

This Valentine's Day, don't think roses -- think rings! There is still time to buy a diamond cluster engagement ring if you want to propose this year on Valentine's Day. Whether you decide to buy a single engagement ring or a trio wedding ring set that includes an engagement ring, start coming up with your creative proposal ideas now. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

5 Creative Proposal Ideas

1. Buy a dozen roses for your girlfriend. Tie the roses with a ribbon, and slip a diamond cluster engagement ring onto the ribbon as you tie the bow. When she takes the flowers from you, she should brush the ring with her fingers.

2. Turn a casual coffee date into something more by hiding a diamond cluster engagement ring on the saucer under the cup when you carry her coffee from the counter to the table. She will see the ring when she lifts the mug to take a sip. Consider getting the barista involved by requesting a heart-shaped swirl of steamed milk, whipped cream, or chocolate sauce.

3. Give her a book for Valentine's Day. Before you wrap her gift, cut some of the pages out, and tape the ring inside. When she opens the book to flip through politely, she will find the diamond cluster engagement ring hiding inside!

4. Create a treasure hunt with clues that will remind her of special memories that the two of you share. When she reads the final clue, follow her to where you have hidden the engagement ring, and get down on one knee to propose to her.

5. Arrange a night of dinner and dancing. Request a special song from the DJ. When the love song that you requested is played, take her left hand and slip a diamond cluster engagement ring onto her ring finger while the two of you are dancing.

What are your creative proposal ideas?

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