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Monthly Archives: May 2014

  • Follow My Trio Rings on Social Media

    social media, my trio ringsIf you’re anything like Tom Haverford from the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation, we know your daily routine: “Everyday, I start by hitting up Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.” And even if you’re not a social media addict like Tom you must admit-- you do spend some time scrolling through those streams. Go to your social media pages right now. I’ll wait.

    Are you there? Okay, good. Now check to see if you’re following us. If you are, great work! If not, you should be. We spread a lot of our content throughout our social media platforms to make sure you’re getting the full My Trio Rings experience. Here’s what you’ve been missing on our various social media channels:

    Facebook

    On the My Trio Rings Facebook page, you’ll see that we highlight some of our favorite trio wedding ring sets and women's engagement rings. We also use it to share the latest (and sometimes the craziest!) news circling the wedding ring industry like this article about hand selfies. Facebook is also a great way for us to interact with our customers, so we urge you to write on our wall if you haven’t already! Ask questions, share photos of your rings or let us know how your My Trio Rings shopping experience has been. 

    Google+

    Are there any diehard Google+ fans out there? We use this platform in much the same way that we use Facebook. Here, you’ll see that we feature some of our bestselling rings and bring you interesting stories about wedding rings. You can also find our YouTube videos here! In each of these videos, we give you an up-close and 360-degree view of our exquisite diamond rings.

    Twitter

    On our Twitter page, we keep up with the latest trending wedding ring topics and hashtags. Our tweets share fun facts, wedding ideas, and sweet wedding proposals. Also, let’s not forget that Twitter will allow you to easily keep up with the latest blog posts from yours truly (and others, of course).

    Instagram

    Is there anything better than pretty pictures of women's engagement rings? How about those pictures made even dreamier with the perfect Instagram filter? Scrolling through your Instagram feed and coming across one of these lovely photos is sure to brighten up your day. We sometimes even give you a behind-the-scenes look at My Trio Rings. For instance, check out this photo of loose, sparkling diamonds waiting to be set in rings.

    Pinterest

    We've already talked about how handy Pinterest can be when you're planning a wedding. Many people use it for inspiration, and you can do the same with our boards. We have a variety of boards that cover a wide range of topics. Planning a wedding? We have a wedding decor board with tons of ideas. Planning a proposal? (Or just need a pick-me-up?) We have a board filled with the most heartwarming proposals we could find.

    Gearing up for a wedding? Make it easy and buy all three rings at once with our trio wedding ring sets.

  • 4 Creative Proposal Ideas for Summer

    summer creative proposal ideasWe’re just coming off of Memorial Day weekend, which kicks off the unofficial start of summer. Of course, the official start of summer isn’t until late June, but we’re already firing up those grills, lounging by the pool, and savoring the sensation of the warm sun on our skin. The summer months are made for making memories, which is why it’s a great time for wedding proposals. Don’t know how? Start looking at beautiful and affordable engagement rings, and check out this list of creative proposal ideas to use this summer.

    1. Parasailing

    Looking to propose in an adventurous way she'll never forget? Try parasailing! Rent a boat for two and enjoy a romantic excursion, both in the water and then in the air. As you’re both enjoying the view from hundreds of feet above, ask her to marry you. Can you think of anything more epic than a proposal in midair!? Before you board the boat, tell your captain your plan to propose. He might give you extra time. Also, there’s often someone on the boat that will take pictures of you while you’re parasailing. Make sure they capture the moment she says “yes!” 

    2. Sandcastle

    Planning a beach trip for the summer? Use that opportunity to your advantage! There are many different dreamy ways to propose on a beach, but here’s one of our favorites. Build a sandcastle and place one of our affordable engagement rings on the highest turret There are a few things you should keep in mind. For instance, you should make sure you start building your castle far away from the ocean so all your handiwork won’t be lost. You can either have your partner distracted and someplace else while you build the castle so it’s a complete surprise, or you can have her watch you or help you build it, then sneak the ring on top after it’s complete.

    3. Fireworks

    There’s something magical and exhilarating about fireworks. There are a number of ways you can incorporate one of summer’s prettiest spectacles into your wedding proposal. You could wait until July 4th and propose during a fireworks show. You can enlist your friends and family to set off fireworks after you pop the question and she says "yes." Or you could even contact a fireworks company and have them make a “will you marry me?” fireworks display just for your special occasion!

    4. Airplane Message

    This proposal tactic is a lot more public than the rest, so make sure your bride-to-be is okay with a public wedding proposal before arranging this. How many times do you see a plane with a message advertising a bar or restaurant when you’re at the beach? All the time, right? Use this approach to advertise your love and commitment to your partner by having your proposal spread across the sky with an airplane message. Just make sure that your love’s name is spelled right on the message and that the weather won’t cause any problems.

    Are you gearing up to propose this summer? Do you have any creative proposal ideas to share? She’s sure to say "yes" with one of our affordable engagement rings.

  • Why Buy With Us? My Trio Rings Reviews Roundup!

    my trio rings reviewsWe 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

    Exquisite Rings

    “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

    Affordability

    “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

    Customer Service

    “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!

  • General Do’s and Don’ts for Wedding Proposals

    wedding proposals dos and don'tsWe talk about a lot of proposal ideas on the My Trio Rings blog. Sometimes these ideas are seasonal, like this post about spring wedding proposals, and sometimes they are pretty specific, like this post about proposing with a cat. Elaborate proposals are all well and good (and trust me, the thought you put into popping the question will be much appreciated!), but we want to have some basic tips that you can apply to any proposal scenario. Commit this list of do’s and don’ts to memory for when you take out that diamond engagement ring, and you’ll have the foundation you’ll need to plan the perfect wedding proposal. 

    Tips for Successful Wedding Proposals 

    DO: Make it a surprise.
    The best proposal is one that catches your love a little off-guard. Even if your significant other knows a proposal is coming, you can plan it so that it happens in a place or at a time she’d never expect. But…
    DON’T: Make it too much of a surprise.
    No one should be proposing on a second date. Have you talked about your futures together? Have you discussed the possibility of marriage? Do your views on the big, important things align? If so, you’re probably in a relationship state where a proposal would be very well-received.
    DO: Remember what she would want. 
    Has she ever talked about how she would want to be proposed to? In private or in public? At home or away? This moment is about creating the wedding proposal of her dreams, so you should make sure you’re giving her what she wants. However, that doesn’t mean you should take the fun and surprise out of it. 
    DON’T: Panic if everything doesn’t go according to plan. 
    It’s Murphy’s law: anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Everything might not happen the exact way that you envisioned, and that’s okay! She probably won’t even notice, and sometimes it’s those little glitches that make the best memories. Just relax and remember: you’re about to ask the girl of your dreams to spend the rest of her life with you. That’s the most important thing. 
    DO: Tell her why.
    If you really want to make your proposal out-of-this-world, here’s all you need to do: speak from your heart and tell her why you want her to be your wife. When you get down on one knee and present her with a diamond engagement ring, tell her why you love her. Tell her when you first knew you would be together until the end. Think hard about what you want to say and practice saying it! 
    DON’T: Feel like you need to do it all on your own. 
    Don’t be afraid to ask other people for help. More than likely, her friends and family would be overjoyed to help. Even just asking them about some of her favorite things -- like flowers, songs, etc. (if you don’t know them already) -- would both help you and allow them to feel involved.
    What are your general do’s and don’ts for wedding proposals? Here’s one last one: don’t forget the perfect diamond engagement ring
  • 5 More Wedding Superstitions & Traditions

    02A158YJ.jpgWhen I first started thinking about writing a post about wedding superstitions and wedding traditions, I had no idea how many I would find. So far, we’ve already had two posts on wedding superstitions and one on wedding traditions from around the world, but we’re not done yet! There are still more unique traditions and superstitions to share. How many of these have you heard of before?

    1. Beware the wedding cake!

    Things can get pretty dicey here. Cut your cake together -- a couple cutting the cake at the same time represents a shared future. If the bride cuts the cake first, however, legend says it foretells a childless marriage. It’s bad luck if anyone refuses some of the wedding cake, for both the couple and the guest who rejected the dessert. If the bride keeps a piece of the cake, the husband will be unfaithful.

    2. Carry her over the threshold.

    Tradition says that a bride who trips entering the house will have bad luck, and if she takes her first step into her new house with her left foot, she’ll also have bad luck. So, grooms, after you exchange those matching wedding bands, be sure to carry your bride the traditional way!

    3. Walking down the aisle.

    Here’s an interesting one: playing Wagner’s “Wedding March” is also considered bad luck as it’s from the opera “Lohengrin,” which is a tragedy in which the bride betrays her groom and when he leaves, she dies. Also, it’s bad luck for the bride to look at anyone to the right or the left while walking down the aisle as it represents looking elsewhere for love.

    4. Don’t start on time.

    Good news if you're never quite on time! Your guests might not like this one, but you might want to consider starting your wedding a little late since starting the wedding on time is considered bad luck. Just don’t start too late!

    5. Take a last glance.

    It’s good luck for a bride to look at herself in a mirror before she leaves for the ceremony, but bad luck to go back for a second glance. It’s also bad luck for the bride to see herself fully dressed for the wedding, and is advised to leave something minor off (like a pin, or even her shoes) when admiring herself in the mirror.

    Start your good luck by finding your perfect matching wedding bands

  • 4 Tips for Planning a Pinterest Wedding

    ISS_4567_01485.jpgBy now, you’ve probably heard of Pinterest (and you may have already spent countless hours there). If not, let me catch you up. Pinterest is essentially an online scrapbook. You can create virtual “boards” with different themes and “pin” anything you want to those boards.

    These boards can be used for various purposes -- documenting new recipes you want to try, a dress you want to keep an eye on, and, yes, even planning your dream wedding. A lot of soon-to-be brides use Pinterest as a way to gather ideas for their big day. (And it’s not only brides-to-be that have a wedding board-- this writer has one and has no intention of getting married anytime soon.) Pinterest can be an extremely useful wedding planning tool, and we want to make sure you’re using it to its full potential. Here are 4 tips to help you plan your perfect Pinterest wedding:

    1. Create Separate Boards

    Instead of creating one huge board for your wedding, consider creating different boards for the various aspects of the planning process. For example, you can have separate boards for your dress, flowers, and invitations. This way, you’ll be able to keep everything organized and you won’t have to sift through hundreds of pins of wedding dresses trying to find that wedding invitation you liked. Here are some other board topics to consider: makeup, bridesmaids, photography ideas, cakes, groomsman, his and hers rings, and centerpieces.

    2. Follow the Right Boards

    To get the most out of Pinterest, make sure you’re following relevant people and brands. That means that you should be following wedding experts! You can also tailor the experts you follow to your particular style. Here’s an initial list of people to follow to get you started: Brides Magazine, The Knot, Bridal Musings, Disney Weddings, The Broke-Ass Bride, and, of course, My Trio Rings.

    3. “Pin It” Bookmark

    If you want to make pinning even easier, download the “Pin It” bookmark. This will generate a button on your bookmark bar that will allow you to pin anything from any page. This way, when you’re surfing the web for his and hers rings and you find sets you love, you can just click the “Pin It” button to have the link go straight to your Pinterest board designated for your wedding rings. 

    4. Pick Your Battles

    Let’s just throw it out there -- Pinterest can be addictive. It has innumerable DIY ideas for weddings, and it’s easy to get caught up trying to make every aspect of your wedding a DIY project. Have an idea of things you can DIY and things you should leave to the professionals. Also, it’s important to remember that sometimes less is more. When you look back on your day, you’re going to remember the important things like seeing your partner’s face as you began to walk down the aisle. You won’t care that you didn’t have a replica of the candy buffet you saw on Pinterest. Don’t try to do it all, and focus the elements that are most importantn to you as a couple. 

    Are you getting ready to walk down the aisle soon? Make sure you have your matching his and hers rings ready!

  • Best Places to Propose in Ann Arbor, Michigan

    places-to-propose-ann-arborIf you’re looking for a romantic place to propose, Ann Arbor, Michigan may not be the first location that comes to mind. Ann Arbor, however, is a great city brimming with eclectic, artistic culture. It’s home to numerous museums - from art and archaeology to science and natural history - as well as many performance arts groups and theatres. When you’re around town, you may even spot an adorable art installation — there are seven tiny fairy doors hidden downtown.

    Before you pop the question and present that flawless diamond engagement ring, check out these places to propose in beautiful Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    1. Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum

    What better place to pop the question than when surrounded by a glorious arrangement of natural beauty? This 300-acre public garden is full of displays, natural trails and breathtaking sights that make for the perfect romantic backdrop. You can find a secluded spot surrounded by a sea of flowers or by the water’s edge.

    2. University of Michigan Museum of Art

    The University of Michigan Museum of Art is particularly notable for its great collection of Asian art. The museum itself is housed in a beautiful building. Whether you want to propose in front of an original Monet or in the lovely rotunda, it’s an elegant place to go down on one knee.

    3. Main Street Ventures

    Main Street Ventures hosts a group of restaurants throughout downtown Ann Arbor. The Chop House in particular is known for its fine dining atmosphere and premium wine selections. It also contains La Dolce Vita — a dessert and cigar lounge. The Chop House also accepts private dining reservations 90 days in advance, so you can share an intimate meal with your loved one.

    4. Michigan Theatre

    Some people have proposed via the Michigan Theatre’s marquee letters. While that sort of attention isn’t right for every proposal, the Michigan Theatre is full of charm and beauty. It has the flavor of a classic theater and even live organ music that plays before the film rolls. It also hosts live entertainment and shows for the whole family. For a little Hollywood glamour in your proposal, there’s no place classier than the Michigan Theatre.

    Need the perfect diamond engagement ring to complete your proposal? Check out our selection.

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  • FAQs About Engagement Ring Insurance

    ring insuranceYour fiancé has gotten you the princess cut engagement ring of your dreams. It has everything you ever wanted -- 14K white gold, accent diamonds along the band, and a few unique touches to make it seem like it was made for you. Now imagine losing that ring. While that might be hard to picture, you’ll be wearing this ring for a long time, and there is a possibility that you might accidentally lose it at one point or another. And let’s face it: that princess cut engagement ring is more than just a ring. It has memories and emotions attached to it. That’s why it’s a good idea to get ring insurance. Don’t know anything about ring insurance? We’re here to help:

    1. What is ring insurance?

    Ring insurance is just like any other type of insurance -- it’s a way of protecting an investment in case something were to happen to it. Different companies will protect your ring against different types of circumstances. For example, most ring insurance policies will cover the ring if it’s lost, stolen, or damaged.

    2. Won’t homeowner’s insurance cover my ring?

    Probably not. A lot of people don’t realize that most homeowner’s insurance plans do not cover jewelry. That’s why it’s important that you call and ask your insurance company before it’s too late and something happens to your precious ring!

    3. How do I get ring insurance?

    Again, call and see if jewelry is covered under your homeowner’s or renter’s policy. If not, you can easily add another policy just for your engagement ring. You could also insure your rings through a company that specializes in jewelry insurance, which might offer more coverage.

    4. I’m ready to enroll in ring insurance. Now what?

    You’ll have to present both original receipts and proof of an official appraisal (which will cost a small fee) to the insurance company. The insurance premiums will be based around the appraised value of your rings. After you have your ring insured, make sure you keep up with that paperwork.

    5. What questions should I ask the insurance company?

    Be sure to ask them specifics about the policy. Will they cover your ring if it’s lost or only if it’s stolen? What circumstances aren’t covered? How will you have to prove the ring is gone if you make a claim? How will the ring be replaced?

    Browse our selection of princess cut engagement rings.

  • FAQs About Promise Rings

    The idea behind promise rings can be confusing. If someone gives you a promise ring, does that mean you’re “pre-engaged?” Should there even be a step between dating and an engagement? Here’s the truth: promise rings can mean a variety of things. Often, it’s more about the sentiment behind the ring than a symbol of eventual engagement. Let’s break down some of the most commonly asked questions about promise rings:

    1. What is a promise ring?

    Let’s start with the most obvious question-- what the heck is a promise ring anyway? Although they can mean many things to many people, promise rings often symbolize a (you guessed it!) promise of commitment and love.

    2. Where did the idea come from?

    Promise rings have been around for a long time, perhaps even as far back as biblical times. Instead of getting engaged, people were betrothed. While not a marriage, a betrothal ceremony was legally binding and promise/betrothal rings were exchanged in acknowledgement of the impending marriage, which might not happen for many years.

    3. Why would someone buy a promise ring?

    When you think of a promise ring, you may think about a ring that’s given to someone as a “pre-engagement” ring as a way of saying, "Let's get married, but just not yet." However, promise rings are given for a variety of different reasons. For example, if your sweetheart is being deployed, you might exchange promise rings to remind yourselves of your devotion during your separation. You could even present one of our diamond promise rings to your partner with a vow to commit to something important to both of you - such as quitting a bad habit or aiming for a long-term goal. Or, you could slip the ring on your own finger and simply make a promise to yourself.

    4. What does a promise ring look like?

    Anything you want! You can get as creative as you want with promise rings. Maybe you’ll buy a ring with your love’s birthstone or have the ring engraved with both of your initials. Promise rings are usually a bit more modest than engagement rings, but if you’re wanting to go all out without exceeding your budget, you can present your sweetheart with one of our affordable diamond promise rings.

    5. Is it just for women?

    Absolutely not. Anyone can wear a promise ring, just like anyone can wear an engagement ring! If you’ve been talking with your partner about promise rings, perhaps you should talk about exchanging them so that each of you wears a reminder of that promise everyday. Both of you sharing in this act can make it even more meaningful.

    Check out our entire selection of diamond promise rings!

  • 7 Wedding Superstitions & Traditions from Around the World

    wedding-traditionsOver the past few weeks, we’ve been talking about wedding superstitions, from the well-known and oft-followed to the more obscure and quirky of traditions that go far beyond exchanging matching wedding bands. We still see these traditions today (some more than others), but traditional wedding practices vary from culture to culture. Check out these superstitions and wedding traditions from other parts of the world!

    Interesting Wedding Traditions from Around the World

    From Italy — Smashing a Glass

    Italian couples celebrate their nuptials by smashing a glass enthusiastically during the wedding ceremony. Tradition says that every shard of glass represents one happy year of marriage. The more pieces the better!

    From India — Have a Hungry Cat

    In India, tradition says that it’s good luck for the happy couple if a cats gnaws on either the groom or the bride’s left shoe a week before the wedding.

    From Ireland — Sounding the Bells

    This is one of the wedding superstitions that still exists today. In Ireland, church bells rung during the wedding ceremony are said to chase away evil spirits and promise a happy family life for the couple. In the modern age, some brides carry small bells in their bouquets or receive bells as a wedding gift.

    From Finland — Carry the Match

    In Finland, the bride carries an unlit match with her down the aisle. It’s meant to ensure a lasting, burning passion between the bride and her groom.

    From India and the Middle East — Henna Parties

    In India as well as the Middle East, the ornate decoration of a bride’s hands and feet with henna (mehndi) is more than just a beautiful art. Henna has long represented good luck, health and sensuality. The application of mehndi can take hours, and this ritual is often made into “henna parties,” for the bride and her friends. Sometimes, the groom’s initials are hidden in the intricate designs. If he can find his initials on the wedding night, it’s said to be good luck. If he can’t, then he’s supposed to give his wife a gift.

    From Greece — Bring Something Sweet

    In Greek culture, a bride can bring sweetness to her married life by placing a sugar cube in her glove for the wedding ceremony.

    From China — The Original Red Weddings

    Chinese brides don’t dress in white (instead of symbolizing purity, white is worn for funerals). Instead, the traditional Chinese bride wears a qipao, which is a red silk dress with gold detail. Red is a common thread throughout the entire wedding, as it is a symbol of luck, joy, wealth and love.

    What wedding traditions will you incorporate into your ceremony?

    Make sure you have your matching wedding bands ready to go for the big day.

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Monthly Archives: May 2014

  • Follow My Trio Rings on Social Media

    social media, my trio ringsIf you’re anything like Tom Haverford from the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation, we know your daily routine: “Everyday, I start by hitting up Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.” And even if you’re not a social media addict like Tom you must admit-- you do spend some time scrolling through those streams. Go to your social media pages right now. I’ll wait.

    Are you there? Okay, good. Now check to see if you’re following us. If you are, great work! If not, you should be. We spread a lot of our content throughout our social media platforms to make sure you’re getting the full My Trio Rings experience. Here’s what you’ve been missing on our various social media channels:

    Facebook

    On the My Trio Rings Facebook page, you’ll see that we highlight some of our favorite trio wedding ring sets and women's engagement rings. We also use it to share the latest (and sometimes the craziest!) news circling the wedding ring industry like this article about hand selfies. Facebook is also a great way for us to interact with our customers, so we urge you to write on our wall if you haven’t already! Ask questions, share photos of your rings or let us know how your My Trio Rings shopping experience has been. 

    Google+

    Are there any diehard Google+ fans out there? We use this platform in much the same way that we use Facebook. Here, you’ll see that we feature some of our bestselling rings and bring you interesting stories about wedding rings. You can also find our YouTube videos here! In each of these videos, we give you an up-close and 360-degree view of our exquisite diamond rings.

    Twitter

    On our Twitter page, we keep up with the latest trending wedding ring topics and hashtags. Our tweets share fun facts, wedding ideas, and sweet wedding proposals. Also, let’s not forget that Twitter will allow you to easily keep up with the latest blog posts from yours truly (and others, of course).

    Instagram

    Is there anything better than pretty pictures of women's engagement rings? How about those pictures made even dreamier with the perfect Instagram filter? Scrolling through your Instagram feed and coming across one of these lovely photos is sure to brighten up your day. We sometimes even give you a behind-the-scenes look at My Trio Rings. For instance, check out this photo of loose, sparkling diamonds waiting to be set in rings.

    Pinterest

    We've already talked about how handy Pinterest can be when you're planning a wedding. Many people use it for inspiration, and you can do the same with our boards. We have a variety of boards that cover a wide range of topics. Planning a wedding? We have a wedding decor board with tons of ideas. Planning a proposal? (Or just need a pick-me-up?) We have a board filled with the most heartwarming proposals we could find.

    Gearing up for a wedding? Make it easy and buy all three rings at once with our trio wedding ring sets.

  • 4 Creative Proposal Ideas for Summer

    summer creative proposal ideasWe’re just coming off of Memorial Day weekend, which kicks off the unofficial start of summer. Of course, the official start of summer isn’t until late June, but we’re already firing up those grills, lounging by the pool, and savoring the sensation of the warm sun on our skin. The summer months are made for making memories, which is why it’s a great time for wedding proposals. Don’t know how? Start looking at beautiful and affordable engagement rings, and check out this list of creative proposal ideas to use this summer.

    1. Parasailing

    Looking to propose in an adventurous way she'll never forget? Try parasailing! Rent a boat for two and enjoy a romantic excursion, both in the water and then in the air. As you’re both enjoying the view from hundreds of feet above, ask her to marry you. Can you think of anything more epic than a proposal in midair!? Before you board the boat, tell your captain your plan to propose. He might give you extra time. Also, there’s often someone on the boat that will take pictures of you while you’re parasailing. Make sure they capture the moment she says “yes!” 

    2. Sandcastle

    Planning a beach trip for the summer? Use that opportunity to your advantage! There are many different dreamy ways to propose on a beach, but here’s one of our favorites. Build a sandcastle and place one of our affordable engagement rings on the highest turret There are a few things you should keep in mind. For instance, you should make sure you start building your castle far away from the ocean so all your handiwork won’t be lost. You can either have your partner distracted and someplace else while you build the castle so it’s a complete surprise, or you can have her watch you or help you build it, then sneak the ring on top after it’s complete.

    3. Fireworks

    There’s something magical and exhilarating about fireworks. There are a number of ways you can incorporate one of summer’s prettiest spectacles into your wedding proposal. You could wait until July 4th and propose during a fireworks show. You can enlist your friends and family to set off fireworks after you pop the question and she says "yes." Or you could even contact a fireworks company and have them make a “will you marry me?” fireworks display just for your special occasion!

    4. Airplane Message

    This proposal tactic is a lot more public than the rest, so make sure your bride-to-be is okay with a public wedding proposal before arranging this. How many times do you see a plane with a message advertising a bar or restaurant when you’re at the beach? All the time, right? Use this approach to advertise your love and commitment to your partner by having your proposal spread across the sky with an airplane message. Just make sure that your love’s name is spelled right on the message and that the weather won’t cause any problems.

    Are you gearing up to propose this summer? Do you have any creative proposal ideas to share? She’s sure to say "yes" with one of our affordable engagement rings.

  • Why Buy With Us? My Trio Rings Reviews Roundup!

    my trio rings reviewsWe 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

    Exquisite Rings

    “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

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    “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

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  • General Do’s and Don’ts for Wedding Proposals

    wedding proposals dos and don'tsWe talk about a lot of proposal ideas on the My Trio Rings blog. Sometimes these ideas are seasonal, like this post about spring wedding proposals, and sometimes they are pretty specific, like this post about proposing with a cat. Elaborate proposals are all well and good (and trust me, the thought you put into popping the question will be much appreciated!), but we want to have some basic tips that you can apply to any proposal scenario. Commit this list of do’s and don’ts to memory for when you take out that diamond engagement ring, and you’ll have the foundation you’ll need to plan the perfect wedding proposal. 

    Tips for Successful Wedding Proposals 

    DO: Make it a surprise.
    The best proposal is one that catches your love a little off-guard. Even if your significant other knows a proposal is coming, you can plan it so that it happens in a place or at a time she’d never expect. But…
    DON’T: Make it too much of a surprise.
    No one should be proposing on a second date. Have you talked about your futures together? Have you discussed the possibility of marriage? Do your views on the big, important things align? If so, you’re probably in a relationship state where a proposal would be very well-received.
    DO: Remember what she would want. 
    Has she ever talked about how she would want to be proposed to? In private or in public? At home or away? This moment is about creating the wedding proposal of her dreams, so you should make sure you’re giving her what she wants. However, that doesn’t mean you should take the fun and surprise out of it. 
    DON’T: Panic if everything doesn’t go according to plan. 
    It’s Murphy’s law: anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Everything might not happen the exact way that you envisioned, and that’s okay! She probably won’t even notice, and sometimes it’s those little glitches that make the best memories. Just relax and remember: you’re about to ask the girl of your dreams to spend the rest of her life with you. That’s the most important thing. 
    DO: Tell her why.
    If you really want to make your proposal out-of-this-world, here’s all you need to do: speak from your heart and tell her why you want her to be your wife. When you get down on one knee and present her with a diamond engagement ring, tell her why you love her. Tell her when you first knew you would be together until the end. Think hard about what you want to say and practice saying it! 
    DON’T: Feel like you need to do it all on your own. 
    Don’t be afraid to ask other people for help. More than likely, her friends and family would be overjoyed to help. Even just asking them about some of her favorite things -- like flowers, songs, etc. (if you don’t know them already) -- would both help you and allow them to feel involved.
    What are your general do’s and don’ts for wedding proposals? Here’s one last one: don’t forget the perfect diamond engagement ring
  • 5 More Wedding Superstitions & Traditions

    02A158YJ.jpgWhen I first started thinking about writing a post about wedding superstitions and wedding traditions, I had no idea how many I would find. So far, we’ve already had two posts on wedding superstitions and one on wedding traditions from around the world, but we’re not done yet! There are still more unique traditions and superstitions to share. How many of these have you heard of before?

    1. Beware the wedding cake!

    Things can get pretty dicey here. Cut your cake together -- a couple cutting the cake at the same time represents a shared future. If the bride cuts the cake first, however, legend says it foretells a childless marriage. It’s bad luck if anyone refuses some of the wedding cake, for both the couple and the guest who rejected the dessert. If the bride keeps a piece of the cake, the husband will be unfaithful.

    2. Carry her over the threshold.

    Tradition says that a bride who trips entering the house will have bad luck, and if she takes her first step into her new house with her left foot, she’ll also have bad luck. So, grooms, after you exchange those matching wedding bands, be sure to carry your bride the traditional way!

    3. Walking down the aisle.

    Here’s an interesting one: playing Wagner’s “Wedding March” is also considered bad luck as it’s from the opera “Lohengrin,” which is a tragedy in which the bride betrays her groom and when he leaves, she dies. Also, it’s bad luck for the bride to look at anyone to the right or the left while walking down the aisle as it represents looking elsewhere for love.

    4. Don’t start on time.

    Good news if you're never quite on time! Your guests might not like this one, but you might want to consider starting your wedding a little late since starting the wedding on time is considered bad luck. Just don’t start too late!

    5. Take a last glance.

    It’s good luck for a bride to look at herself in a mirror before she leaves for the ceremony, but bad luck to go back for a second glance. It’s also bad luck for the bride to see herself fully dressed for the wedding, and is advised to leave something minor off (like a pin, or even her shoes) when admiring herself in the mirror.

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  • 4 Tips for Planning a Pinterest Wedding

    ISS_4567_01485.jpgBy now, you’ve probably heard of Pinterest (and you may have already spent countless hours there). If not, let me catch you up. Pinterest is essentially an online scrapbook. You can create virtual “boards” with different themes and “pin” anything you want to those boards.

    These boards can be used for various purposes -- documenting new recipes you want to try, a dress you want to keep an eye on, and, yes, even planning your dream wedding. A lot of soon-to-be brides use Pinterest as a way to gather ideas for their big day. (And it’s not only brides-to-be that have a wedding board-- this writer has one and has no intention of getting married anytime soon.) Pinterest can be an extremely useful wedding planning tool, and we want to make sure you’re using it to its full potential. Here are 4 tips to help you plan your perfect Pinterest wedding:

    1. Create Separate Boards

    Instead of creating one huge board for your wedding, consider creating different boards for the various aspects of the planning process. For example, you can have separate boards for your dress, flowers, and invitations. This way, you’ll be able to keep everything organized and you won’t have to sift through hundreds of pins of wedding dresses trying to find that wedding invitation you liked. Here are some other board topics to consider: makeup, bridesmaids, photography ideas, cakes, groomsman, his and hers rings, and centerpieces.

    2. Follow the Right Boards

    To get the most out of Pinterest, make sure you’re following relevant people and brands. That means that you should be following wedding experts! You can also tailor the experts you follow to your particular style. Here’s an initial list of people to follow to get you started: Brides Magazine, The Knot, Bridal Musings, Disney Weddings, The Broke-Ass Bride, and, of course, My Trio Rings.

    3. “Pin It” Bookmark

    If you want to make pinning even easier, download the “Pin It” bookmark. This will generate a button on your bookmark bar that will allow you to pin anything from any page. This way, when you’re surfing the web for his and hers rings and you find sets you love, you can just click the “Pin It” button to have the link go straight to your Pinterest board designated for your wedding rings. 

    4. Pick Your Battles

    Let’s just throw it out there -- Pinterest can be addictive. It has innumerable DIY ideas for weddings, and it’s easy to get caught up trying to make every aspect of your wedding a DIY project. Have an idea of things you can DIY and things you should leave to the professionals. Also, it’s important to remember that sometimes less is more. When you look back on your day, you’re going to remember the important things like seeing your partner’s face as you began to walk down the aisle. You won’t care that you didn’t have a replica of the candy buffet you saw on Pinterest. Don’t try to do it all, and focus the elements that are most importantn to you as a couple. 

    Are you getting ready to walk down the aisle soon? Make sure you have your matching his and hers rings ready!

  • Best Places to Propose in Ann Arbor, Michigan

    places-to-propose-ann-arborIf you’re looking for a romantic place to propose, Ann Arbor, Michigan may not be the first location that comes to mind. Ann Arbor, however, is a great city brimming with eclectic, artistic culture. It’s home to numerous museums - from art and archaeology to science and natural history - as well as many performance arts groups and theatres. When you’re around town, you may even spot an adorable art installation — there are seven tiny fairy doors hidden downtown.

    Before you pop the question and present that flawless diamond engagement ring, check out these places to propose in beautiful Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    1. Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum

    What better place to pop the question than when surrounded by a glorious arrangement of natural beauty? This 300-acre public garden is full of displays, natural trails and breathtaking sights that make for the perfect romantic backdrop. You can find a secluded spot surrounded by a sea of flowers or by the water’s edge.

    2. University of Michigan Museum of Art

    The University of Michigan Museum of Art is particularly notable for its great collection of Asian art. The museum itself is housed in a beautiful building. Whether you want to propose in front of an original Monet or in the lovely rotunda, it’s an elegant place to go down on one knee.

    3. Main Street Ventures

    Main Street Ventures hosts a group of restaurants throughout downtown Ann Arbor. The Chop House in particular is known for its fine dining atmosphere and premium wine selections. It also contains La Dolce Vita — a dessert and cigar lounge. The Chop House also accepts private dining reservations 90 days in advance, so you can share an intimate meal with your loved one.

    4. Michigan Theatre

    Some people have proposed via the Michigan Theatre’s marquee letters. While that sort of attention isn’t right for every proposal, the Michigan Theatre is full of charm and beauty. It has the flavor of a classic theater and even live organ music that plays before the film rolls. It also hosts live entertainment and shows for the whole family. For a little Hollywood glamour in your proposal, there’s no place classier than the Michigan Theatre.

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  • FAQs About Engagement Ring Insurance

    ring insuranceYour fiancé has gotten you the princess cut engagement ring of your dreams. It has everything you ever wanted -- 14K white gold, accent diamonds along the band, and a few unique touches to make it seem like it was made for you. Now imagine losing that ring. While that might be hard to picture, you’ll be wearing this ring for a long time, and there is a possibility that you might accidentally lose it at one point or another. And let’s face it: that princess cut engagement ring is more than just a ring. It has memories and emotions attached to it. That’s why it’s a good idea to get ring insurance. Don’t know anything about ring insurance? We’re here to help:

    1. What is ring insurance?

    Ring insurance is just like any other type of insurance -- it’s a way of protecting an investment in case something were to happen to it. Different companies will protect your ring against different types of circumstances. For example, most ring insurance policies will cover the ring if it’s lost, stolen, or damaged.

    2. Won’t homeowner’s insurance cover my ring?

    Probably not. A lot of people don’t realize that most homeowner’s insurance plans do not cover jewelry. That’s why it’s important that you call and ask your insurance company before it’s too late and something happens to your precious ring!

    3. How do I get ring insurance?

    Again, call and see if jewelry is covered under your homeowner’s or renter’s policy. If not, you can easily add another policy just for your engagement ring. You could also insure your rings through a company that specializes in jewelry insurance, which might offer more coverage.

    4. I’m ready to enroll in ring insurance. Now what?

    You’ll have to present both original receipts and proof of an official appraisal (which will cost a small fee) to the insurance company. The insurance premiums will be based around the appraised value of your rings. After you have your ring insured, make sure you keep up with that paperwork.

    5. What questions should I ask the insurance company?

    Be sure to ask them specifics about the policy. Will they cover your ring if it’s lost or only if it’s stolen? What circumstances aren’t covered? How will you have to prove the ring is gone if you make a claim? How will the ring be replaced?

    Browse our selection of princess cut engagement rings.

  • FAQs About Promise Rings

    The idea behind promise rings can be confusing. If someone gives you a promise ring, does that mean you’re “pre-engaged?” Should there even be a step between dating and an engagement? Here’s the truth: promise rings can mean a variety of things. Often, it’s more about the sentiment behind the ring than a symbol of eventual engagement. Let’s break down some of the most commonly asked questions about promise rings:

    1. What is a promise ring?

    Let’s start with the most obvious question-- what the heck is a promise ring anyway? Although they can mean many things to many people, promise rings often symbolize a (you guessed it!) promise of commitment and love.

    2. Where did the idea come from?

    Promise rings have been around for a long time, perhaps even as far back as biblical times. Instead of getting engaged, people were betrothed. While not a marriage, a betrothal ceremony was legally binding and promise/betrothal rings were exchanged in acknowledgement of the impending marriage, which might not happen for many years.

    3. Why would someone buy a promise ring?

    When you think of a promise ring, you may think about a ring that’s given to someone as a “pre-engagement” ring as a way of saying, "Let's get married, but just not yet." However, promise rings are given for a variety of different reasons. For example, if your sweetheart is being deployed, you might exchange promise rings to remind yourselves of your devotion during your separation. You could even present one of our diamond promise rings to your partner with a vow to commit to something important to both of you - such as quitting a bad habit or aiming for a long-term goal. Or, you could slip the ring on your own finger and simply make a promise to yourself.

    4. What does a promise ring look like?

    Anything you want! You can get as creative as you want with promise rings. Maybe you’ll buy a ring with your love’s birthstone or have the ring engraved with both of your initials. Promise rings are usually a bit more modest than engagement rings, but if you’re wanting to go all out without exceeding your budget, you can present your sweetheart with one of our affordable diamond promise rings.

    5. Is it just for women?

    Absolutely not. Anyone can wear a promise ring, just like anyone can wear an engagement ring! If you’ve been talking with your partner about promise rings, perhaps you should talk about exchanging them so that each of you wears a reminder of that promise everyday. Both of you sharing in this act can make it even more meaningful.

    Check out our entire selection of diamond promise rings!

  • 7 Wedding Superstitions & Traditions from Around the World

    wedding-traditionsOver the past few weeks, we’ve been talking about wedding superstitions, from the well-known and oft-followed to the more obscure and quirky of traditions that go far beyond exchanging matching wedding bands. We still see these traditions today (some more than others), but traditional wedding practices vary from culture to culture. Check out these superstitions and wedding traditions from other parts of the world!

    Interesting Wedding Traditions from Around the World

    From Italy — Smashing a Glass

    Italian couples celebrate their nuptials by smashing a glass enthusiastically during the wedding ceremony. Tradition says that every shard of glass represents one happy year of marriage. The more pieces the better!

    From India — Have a Hungry Cat

    In India, tradition says that it’s good luck for the happy couple if a cats gnaws on either the groom or the bride’s left shoe a week before the wedding.

    From Ireland — Sounding the Bells

    This is one of the wedding superstitions that still exists today. In Ireland, church bells rung during the wedding ceremony are said to chase away evil spirits and promise a happy family life for the couple. In the modern age, some brides carry small bells in their bouquets or receive bells as a wedding gift.

    From Finland — Carry the Match

    In Finland, the bride carries an unlit match with her down the aisle. It’s meant to ensure a lasting, burning passion between the bride and her groom.

    From India and the Middle East — Henna Parties

    In India as well as the Middle East, the ornate decoration of a bride’s hands and feet with henna (mehndi) is more than just a beautiful art. Henna has long represented good luck, health and sensuality. The application of mehndi can take hours, and this ritual is often made into “henna parties,” for the bride and her friends. Sometimes, the groom’s initials are hidden in the intricate designs. If he can find his initials on the wedding night, it’s said to be good luck. If he can’t, then he’s supposed to give his wife a gift.

    From Greece — Bring Something Sweet

    In Greek culture, a bride can bring sweetness to her married life by placing a sugar cube in her glove for the wedding ceremony.

    From China — The Original Red Weddings

    Chinese brides don’t dress in white (instead of symbolizing purity, white is worn for funerals). Instead, the traditional Chinese bride wears a qipao, which is a red silk dress with gold detail. Red is a common thread throughout the entire wedding, as it is a symbol of luck, joy, wealth and love.

    What wedding traditions will you incorporate into your ceremony?

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