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Our Wedding Rings Layaway Plan

by Kirsten Clark Thursday, 06 February 2014 Wedding Rings

wedding rings layaway We 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 you to space out several payments instead of paying all at once.

That’s why we offer a convenient 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 customize 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 rings and send them to you!

Did we mention that our layaway program has no fee? That’s just one of the reasons we think our plan is one of the best out there. Let's compare our plan with Walmart's wedding rings layaway plan:

Our Layaway Plan

Fee: $0

Down Payment: $0

Minimum Purchase: None

Days to Pay: 6 months

Layaway Available: Year Round

Walmart's Layaway Plan

Fee: $0-5

Down Payment: $10 or 10%

Minimum Purchase: $50

Days to Pay: 60

Layaway Available: Holiday Season 

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 five simple steps:

1. Add your desired rings to your cart.
2. Follow the checkout and registration instructions on the screen.
3, Select “layaway plan” as your payment method.
4. Create a payment schedule and enter your billing information.
5. Press “place order,” and you’re done!

Which wedding ring sets are right for you? 

Start 2014 With Savings: Wedding Ring Sets on Sale!

by Kirsten Clark Wednesday, 01 January 2014 Wedding Rings

Happy New Year! As we celebrate the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014, we want to make sure you’re aware of the holiday sales we have going on right now. If you’re planning on getting engaged or walking down the aisle within the coming year, check out our wedding ring sets on sale. We guarantee that you won’t be able to find more beautiful rings at these prices. Take a look at some of our holiday special diamond rings:

Wedding Ring Sets

1. 1/4 CT. Trio Matching Wedding Ring Set

If you’re looking to buy all of your wedding rings at once, check out this 1/4 CT. diamond trio set. All three rings are made with 14K white gold and round diamonds. All three of these rings combined have over 30 glittering diamonds! The retail price for this set is $1499.99, and we usually sell it for $589.99. Right now, it’s on sale for $549.99. Our customers love this set just as much as we do:

“This 1/4 CT. T.W. Diamond Trio set, in White Gold, is the perfect fit for my personality. Not to flashy or big; I love that the actual ring is thinner then your normal ring. The shape of the diamond is unique and when offset with a band of diamonds, it looks like a 1 CT ring. I love how elegant and sophisticated this ring appears. Plus the price for all three is something that can't be beat!” - Erin. L.

2. 1/2 CT. Trio Matching Wedding Ring Set

If you’re looking for a wedding ring set with a classic feel, look at this 1/2 CT. diamond wedding ring set. These diamond rings are made with 10K white gold. There’s something truly special about sharing matching wedding rings with your significant other. This set gives you that opportunity at a rock-bottom cost. The retail cost of this set is $1999.99, and we normally sell it at $799.99. You can get it on sale today for $749.99! Here’s a customer review about this particular set:

“I love this set. It is petite and elegant. It's got a nice blingy sparkle to it, but is still subtle enough to not be ostentatious.” - Stephanie B.

Wedding Band Sets

1. 1/4 CT. Wedding Band Set

If you already have the engagement ring but want matching wedding bands, here’s a wedding band set for you to consider. This 1/4 CT. diamond wedding band set is made with 10K white gold, and the rings have a combined total of over 35 round, conflict-free diamonds. The retail price for this set is $1299.99. We normally sell this set at $509.99, but you can get it today for $479.99.

2. 1/10 CT. Wedding Band Set

If you’re looking for matching wedding bands that incorporate both white gold and yellow gold, you’ve found it! This 1/10 CT wedding band set will match a wide variety of engagement rings. Each ring has 3 natural diamonds in a diagonal line. The retail price for these diamond rings is $999.99, but we usually sell it for $399.99. It’s currently on sale for $369.99. Here’s a customer review about this gorgeous set:

“Love this set of rings. They look so natural and beautiful. And the price is very good for the quality you get.” - Vijeta A.

Take a look at all the wedding ring sets we have on sale right now!

What You Should Know When Buying Trio Ring Sets

by Melia Dicker Tuesday, 04 September 2012 Wedding Rings

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.

diamond-cutCUT

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.

COLOR

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.

CARAT

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.

CLARITY

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

SHAPE

Popular diamond shapes include round, princess, and baguette. Here are some examples, with descriptions from our Diamond Cut Shapes page:

Trio Ring Sets with Round Diamond Cuts

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.

Trio Ring Sets with Princess Diamond Cuts

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.

Trio Ring Sets with Baguette Diamond Cuts

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

by Kelly Smith Thursday, 15 March 2012 Wedding Rings

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.

Kyle, how did you meet your fiancé?

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!

How did you know that your girlfriend was “the one”?

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!

Order your ring sizer and get started today.