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What You Should Know When Buying Trio Ring Sets
Shopping for trio ring sets can be overwhelming at first. What's the difference between a princess cut and a baguette cut? What is a carat, and what difference does it make? We're here to help you make sense of the terms and options you'll come across when shopping for wedding ring sets.
Let's start with the 4 C's of diamond classification. When buying a diamond, it's important to know the 4 C's of diamond classification: cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. Collectively, the 4 C's tell you the value of a diamond.
Many people consider cut to be the most important of the 4 C's. The cut of each diamond is intended to maximize its sparkle and visual impact. The cut may also refer to the number of facets, or flat surfaces, a diamond has. Keep in mind that cut is different than shape.
The most classic and valuable type of diamond is colorless. Colored diamonds, which come in just about every color from blue to pink to orange, contain small amounts of impurities. The more colorless a diamond, the purer and more expensive it is. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) grades diamonds on a color scale from D (colorless) to Z. Diamonds become more yellow as they approach the bottom of the scale.
A common misconception is the carat describes the size of a diamond. In fact, it measures a diamond's weight. A carat is equal to 200 milligrams, and typically jewelry is measured in 1/4 carat increments. The higher the carats, the higher the cost. This is especially true of single stones, because large diamonds are rare.
A diamond is more valuable the more perfect it is. Being natural gemstones, diamonds can have a range of internal and external irregularities that interfere with light passing through the stone. The GIA grades clarity on a scale that ranges from flawless (FL or IF) to imperfect (I).
If you'd like to know more, My Trio Rings has created an illustrated guide to the 4 C's.
Popular diamond shapes include round, princess, and baguette. Here are some examples, with descriptions from our Diamond Cut Shapes page:
The round brilliant is the most popular and common diamond shape. It is mathematically designed to provide maximum scintillation, beauty and 'fire' in the diamond. It has 58 facets, and follows the natural shape of rough diamond crystals.
A princess cut diamond is shaped like an upside-down pyramid, with a square base. The shape creates a bigger top facet and accentuates the natural 'fire' of a diamond. It has grown in popularity recently as an alternative to the traditional round brilliant cut.
The baguette shape, named after the French bread, has a long rectangular shape. The baguette shape accentuates the diamond's natural luster and is well suited to accompany other different shaped diamonds. It is rarely made in larger sizes, but works well to complement other bigger diamonds used in a design.
One advantage of buying wedding ring sets is that you don't have to choose between diamond cuts. You can choose a set that includes rings with two different cuts!
My Trio Rings offers wedding ring sets to suit any budget. In our Shop section, search by price range in the left sidebar on to find the perfect one for you!
4 C's images courtesy of GIA
Wedding Ring Sets Testimonial: Kyle and Tiffany
One recent My Trio Rings customer, Kyle, proposed to his fiancée in a very unorthodox manner. Since his girlfriend is the one who generally checks the couple’s mail, he used the ring sizer package from My Trio Rings to propose to his now fiancé before they even selected their affordable wedding rings. Read on to learn more about their proposal story.
We met at work on what was each of our first day in training. We were sitting across from each other at the table, and we ended up being put in the same department. From there we went from going to lunch with each other for a few weeks, to going to movies after work and hanging out with each other on our days off, to dating - and that’s been 5 years ago now!
I knew she was the one when I realized how she was by my side every time through all the ups and downs that I had put her through.
How did you know that you were ready to get married?
I knew I was ready to get married when I knew that I wanted to be a father and I wanted her to be the mother of our child!
How did you choose My Trio Rings for wedding ring sets?
I chose My Trio Rings when I read an article on Yahoo about affordable wedding ring sets. The article stated that My Trio Rings is a growing business because the rings aren’t one giant diamond – each ring has a lot of smaller diamonds which makes them affordable. And buying online basically cuts out the middle man. So I went to the website, looked around for a bit, liked what I saw, then bookmarked the website. I ordered a ring sizer in the mail about a week later.
How did you choose your affordable wedding rings?
We chose the rings we wanted by just going through every style on the website. She wanted white gold and a smooth surface, and I wanted whatever she wanted! Haha!
How easy was it to purchase your affordable wedding rings online?
It was very easy, especially with the ring sizer. Once we found the rings we wanted, I put our address in and purchased them.
How did you propose?
I proposed with the ring sizer package, actually. When the page came up asking for the address, I was thinking she would see it in the mail anyways since she primarily checks it. So I put in the First Name blank "Will You Marry Me,” and then in the Last Name blank, I put Tiffany.
At first she was confused because she did not order anything from My Trio Rings, and then she saw the “Will You Marry Me” part. When I got home from work, she said “What’s this?” She didn’t believe it at first - haha! So then I proposed in person, and she said of course!
Congratulations from My Trio Rings, Kyle and Tiffany!
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