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Monthly Archives: August 2015

  • 8 Tips For Buying Wedding Jewelry in 2015

    wedding-jewelry-shoppingWhen you get into wedding-planning mode, you have a lot of important decisions to make. Big or small guest list? Traditional or alternative ceremony? Band or DJ? Chocolate or vanilla cake?

    As you delve deeper into this list, you run the risk of becoming overwhelmed by too many choices and burning out. 

    Don’t let shopping for your wedding jewelry become a symptom of the problem. Note the warning signs at each stage of this cycle:

    Excitement: Yay! We’re getting married. This is so amazing. We’re going to wear these rings forever as a symbol of our love, and it’s going to be perfect.

    Wonder: Wow, there sure are a lot of choices. Look at this store! And this ring! And this one! There are just so many options.

    Overload: THERE ARE JUST SO MANY OPTIONS. WHY ARE THERE SO MANY OPTIONS.

    Apathy: I guess I like that one. Sure, round-cut is fine. White gold, yeah. Whatever, let’s just make a decision and get some food.

    Exhaustion and Eventual Purchase: Yayyyy... 

    This is definitely not the experience you want when going ring shopping. Here are 8 tips for making this process simpler, more affordable and a lot more fun.

    1. Buy online.

    Going into an actual store is much more of a production than, say, browsing wedding jewelry from your phone or tablet on the couch on a Sunday afternoon. When you shop online, you can look at a much wider selection than most stores have in stock. Plus, you can stay in your PJs.

    2. Read the fine print.

    Do your homework before committing to an online store, and be wary of online stores without clear policies. Does the store offer a certificate of authenticity? What’s its return policy? Does it offer free shipping or any other perks?

    3. Read reviews.

    This is important if you’re buying wedding jewelry from an online or retail store. Read customer reviews on the company’s website, Yelp, Google Plus or other resources. Pay attention to what customers love about their rings. Do they value the same criteria you do? Be wary of any complaints or red flags that might be dealbreakers for you.

    trio-ring-sets4. Buy ring sets.

    A little-known fact about wedding jewelry shopping is that you can save a significant amount when you buy rings in sets. For example, our trio ring sets – which include an engagement ring, plus two wedding bands – are beautifully matched and can save you up to 65% off retail prices. We also offer flexible plans, including our She Said Yes! special that allows you to buy an engagement ring first, then pick out matching wedding bands later on for a 10% discount.

    5. Have a style in mind.

    You might be browsing trio ring sets and immediately fall in love with “the one,” but usually it’s best to have a few ideas of styles you’re looking for. By narrowing the options in advance, you’ll spend less time searching through rings you have no interest in. Plus, it’ll push you and your partner to define what you actually like and dislike.

    6. Set a budget.

    It’s a good policy to set a range of how much you’re willing to spend before you start looking (and fall in love with something you can’t afford!). Have a discussion about it as a couple, and settle on a ballpark figure you’re both comfortable with.

    7. Find a flexible payment plan.

    It’s understandable if you’re not prepared to pay for your wedding jewelry all in one go. Look for a store that offers a flexible payment plan that will meet your financial needs. My Trio Rings’ payment plan, for example, is totally customizable. You set the schedule, and there are no fees or deposits.

    8. Fall in love.

    Just like picking your perfect match in a relationship, you want to fall head over heels with your rings before you commit. You’ll know when you can’t wipe that dopey grin off your face.

    Browse our stunning trio rings sets

    Photo credit 

  • Is a Diamond Right for You?

    Your Shared Plans

    When you and your partner are starting to talk marriage, a lot of important topics come up in conversation. What do you want your partnership to be like? What are your big plans and dreams? How will you spend and save? Where do you want to live? Kids or no kids?

    It’s exciting (and occasionally a little overwhelming) to have these discussions as a couple. You explore what you want as individuals and as a unit – and you get stronger as you go.

    couple

    Of course your engagement and wedding planning form only a small part of this process of building a life together. But this time is a great opportunity to get to the core of your unique preferences and styles. No other couple will do things exactly the way you two do, and it’s important to listen to what you want and not what others expect from you.

    For example, what type of wedding do you want to have? A huge, 300-person celebration or a small, intimate affair?

    Your Personal Style

    Along the same lines, what wedding ring sets are the perfect match for you as a couple? These are the rings you’ll exchange with your vows and wear every day to symbolize your union, so it’s a very personal choice. Do you have visions of a classic, elegant diamond engagement ring and wedding bands? Or are you looking for something less traditional and more alternative?

    Maybe you’ve always dreamed of a solitaire diamond engagement ring and complementary wedding rings, but your partner thinks diamonds are a bunch of marketing hype and would rather buy simple silver bands instead.

    It’s important to talk through what you both want and why (for you, the rings symbolize your lifelong investment in the relationship; for your partner, they are just accessories) before you make a decision.

    A diamond isn't right for you if:

    You don’t really care about diamonds. You and your partner just aren’t into diamonds. You don’t want to feel pressured into buying diamond wedding jewelry because you think it’s expected. Instead, you are searching for jewelry that reflects your personal style.

    You value the unconventional. You like to do things a little differently than everyone else. Maybe you’d prefer to sport plain titanium wedding rings, emerald-studded bands or tattooed designs. Or perhaps you’d rather opt out of rings altogether and save the budget for a kickass honeymoon or a down payment on a house.

    diamond-wedding-ring-setsA diamond is right for you if:

    You value tradition. You have always wanted that sparkling diamond on your finger, and it’s part of the narrative you have about your marriage. Maybe you simply love the fairy tale of the proposal with the perfect ring, or you want to follow the example of your parents, who have been wearing their wedding ring sets for 30 years.

    You value authenticity and quality. You appreciate the rarity and beauty of an authentic diamond. You think nothing can compare to the wow factor of an expertly mined, cut, polished and hand-set diamond, and you’re happy to invest in jewelry you’ll be proud to show off for years to come.

    Browse our collection of diamond wedding ring sets 

    Photo credit

  • Steal This Style: 9 Celebrity Engagement Rings You'll Love

    Steal-this-style 01

    lady-gaga-engagement-ring

    kim-kardashian-engagement-ring

    jamie-lynn-spears-engagement-ring

    kelly-osbourne-engagement-ring

    jamie-chung-engagement-ring

    lauren-conrad-engagement-ring

    ashley-tisdale-engagement-ring

    gabrielle-union-engagement-ring

    nicky-hilton-engagement-ring

    Photos: Instagram/ladygaga; Instagram/kimkardashian; Instagram/jamielynnspears; Instagram/kellyosbourne; Instagram/jamiejchung; Instagram/laurenconrad; Instagram/ashleytisdale; Instagram/gabunion; Instagram/nickyhilton

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Monthly Archives: August 2015

  • 8 Tips For Buying Wedding Jewelry in 2015

    wedding-jewelry-shoppingWhen you get into wedding-planning mode, you have a lot of important decisions to make. Big or small guest list? Traditional or alternative ceremony? Band or DJ? Chocolate or vanilla cake?

    As you delve deeper into this list, you run the risk of becoming overwhelmed by too many choices and burning out. 

    Don’t let shopping for your wedding jewelry become a symptom of the problem. Note the warning signs at each stage of this cycle:

    Excitement: Yay! We’re getting married. This is so amazing. We’re going to wear these rings forever as a symbol of our love, and it’s going to be perfect.

    Wonder: Wow, there sure are a lot of choices. Look at this store! And this ring! And this one! There are just so many options.

    Overload: THERE ARE JUST SO MANY OPTIONS. WHY ARE THERE SO MANY OPTIONS.

    Apathy: I guess I like that one. Sure, round-cut is fine. White gold, yeah. Whatever, let’s just make a decision and get some food.

    Exhaustion and Eventual Purchase: Yayyyy... 

    This is definitely not the experience you want when going ring shopping. Here are 8 tips for making this process simpler, more affordable and a lot more fun.

    1. Buy online.

    Going into an actual store is much more of a production than, say, browsing wedding jewelry from your phone or tablet on the couch on a Sunday afternoon. When you shop online, you can look at a much wider selection than most stores have in stock. Plus, you can stay in your PJs.

    2. Read the fine print.

    Do your homework before committing to an online store, and be wary of online stores without clear policies. Does the store offer a certificate of authenticity? What’s its return policy? Does it offer free shipping or any other perks?

    3. Read reviews.

    This is important if you’re buying wedding jewelry from an online or retail store. Read customer reviews on the company’s website, Yelp, Google Plus or other resources. Pay attention to what customers love about their rings. Do they value the same criteria you do? Be wary of any complaints or red flags that might be dealbreakers for you.

    trio-ring-sets4. Buy ring sets.

    A little-known fact about wedding jewelry shopping is that you can save a significant amount when you buy rings in sets. For example, our trio ring sets – which include an engagement ring, plus two wedding bands – are beautifully matched and can save you up to 65% off retail prices. We also offer flexible plans, including our She Said Yes! special that allows you to buy an engagement ring first, then pick out matching wedding bands later on for a 10% discount.

    5. Have a style in mind.

    You might be browsing trio ring sets and immediately fall in love with “the one,” but usually it’s best to have a few ideas of styles you’re looking for. By narrowing the options in advance, you’ll spend less time searching through rings you have no interest in. Plus, it’ll push you and your partner to define what you actually like and dislike.

    6. Set a budget.

    It’s a good policy to set a range of how much you’re willing to spend before you start looking (and fall in love with something you can’t afford!). Have a discussion about it as a couple, and settle on a ballpark figure you’re both comfortable with.

    7. Find a flexible payment plan.

    It’s understandable if you’re not prepared to pay for your wedding jewelry all in one go. Look for a store that offers a flexible payment plan that will meet your financial needs. My Trio Rings’ payment plan, for example, is totally customizable. You set the schedule, and there are no fees or deposits.

    8. Fall in love.

    Just like picking your perfect match in a relationship, you want to fall head over heels with your rings before you commit. You’ll know when you can’t wipe that dopey grin off your face.

    Browse our stunning trio rings sets

    Photo credit 

  • Is a Diamond Right for You?

    Your Shared Plans

    When you and your partner are starting to talk marriage, a lot of important topics come up in conversation. What do you want your partnership to be like? What are your big plans and dreams? How will you spend and save? Where do you want to live? Kids or no kids?

    It’s exciting (and occasionally a little overwhelming) to have these discussions as a couple. You explore what you want as individuals and as a unit – and you get stronger as you go.

    couple

    Of course your engagement and wedding planning form only a small part of this process of building a life together. But this time is a great opportunity to get to the core of your unique preferences and styles. No other couple will do things exactly the way you two do, and it’s important to listen to what you want and not what others expect from you.

    For example, what type of wedding do you want to have? A huge, 300-person celebration or a small, intimate affair?

    Your Personal Style

    Along the same lines, what wedding ring sets are the perfect match for you as a couple? These are the rings you’ll exchange with your vows and wear every day to symbolize your union, so it’s a very personal choice. Do you have visions of a classic, elegant diamond engagement ring and wedding bands? Or are you looking for something less traditional and more alternative?

    Maybe you’ve always dreamed of a solitaire diamond engagement ring and complementary wedding rings, but your partner thinks diamonds are a bunch of marketing hype and would rather buy simple silver bands instead.

    It’s important to talk through what you both want and why (for you, the rings symbolize your lifelong investment in the relationship; for your partner, they are just accessories) before you make a decision.

    A diamond isn't right for you if:

    You don’t really care about diamonds. You and your partner just aren’t into diamonds. You don’t want to feel pressured into buying diamond wedding jewelry because you think it’s expected. Instead, you are searching for jewelry that reflects your personal style.

    You value the unconventional. You like to do things a little differently than everyone else. Maybe you’d prefer to sport plain titanium wedding rings, emerald-studded bands or tattooed designs. Or perhaps you’d rather opt out of rings altogether and save the budget for a kickass honeymoon or a down payment on a house.

    diamond-wedding-ring-setsA diamond is right for you if:

    You value tradition. You have always wanted that sparkling diamond on your finger, and it’s part of the narrative you have about your marriage. Maybe you simply love the fairy tale of the proposal with the perfect ring, or you want to follow the example of your parents, who have been wearing their wedding ring sets for 30 years.

    You value authenticity and quality. You appreciate the rarity and beauty of an authentic diamond. You think nothing can compare to the wow factor of an expertly mined, cut, polished and hand-set diamond, and you’re happy to invest in jewelry you’ll be proud to show off for years to come.

    Browse our collection of diamond wedding ring sets 

    Photo credit

  • Steal This Style: 9 Celebrity Engagement Rings You'll Love

    Steal-this-style 01

    lady-gaga-engagement-ring

    kim-kardashian-engagement-ring

    jamie-lynn-spears-engagement-ring

    kelly-osbourne-engagement-ring

    jamie-chung-engagement-ring

    lauren-conrad-engagement-ring

    ashley-tisdale-engagement-ring

    gabrielle-union-engagement-ring

    nicky-hilton-engagement-ring

    Photos: Instagram/ladygaga; Instagram/kimkardashian; Instagram/jamielynnspears; Instagram/kellyosbourne; Instagram/jamiejchung; Instagram/laurenconrad; Instagram/ashleytisdale; Instagram/gabunion; Instagram/nickyhilton

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