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Holiday 2019 Edition: My Trio Rings VS. Main Street Jewelers

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Being an online jeweler has been an exciting adventure over the last 10 years! When we set out to make diamond wedding rings affordable for the hardworking couples – we did so by identifying a very select diamond grade, one which seemed unappealing on paper, but looked amazing in person. And 10 years of reviews from the modern couple is the “proof in the pudding”. Over the years, major retailers like Zales & Helzberg have caught onto our approach, offering the same diamond grade, or in many cases, a lower diamond grade in order to offer a lower price. So, what does this all boil down to?

How do you know you’re getting a fantastic look at amazing quality? Do you have to learn diamond grading to make the right choice? 

As the modern jeweler for the modern couple, we did the hard work for you – and you don’t need to learn all the nitty-gritty details of diamond grading to make sense of it all. The holiday season means we’ve stocked up on styles to maximize savings for our couples. And while other jewelers offer “bigger discounts”, our prices are still lower than theirs. Below we’ll outline how our value is consistently above the industry.

Bridgette Collection Bridal Ring Set VS. Zales #20062078 Bridal Ring Set

Bridgette Collection vs Zales

It’s rare to find two styles that are almost the same to make the comparisons easier. That’s why we were delighted to see a similar style to our Bridgette Collection on Zales.com which allowed us to compare them side by side! The subtle difference here between the two styles is the diamond color grading of the Zales ring, however we find the difference negligible and impossible to tell while being worn on hand. Both weighing in at 1/3 carats total weight with the same color & clarity grades shows how remarkably high priced Zales’ options are. For what is, in essence, the same rings, a hardworking couple would pay a whopping $250 more to Zales! Our Cyber Monday Doorbuster brings this price down to $389.98 for a limited quantity of pieces!

We got our hands on a Zales #20062078 Bridal Ring Set to put it side by side with the Bridgette Collection – see the video below to see how they compare! (My Trio Rings on the Right, and Zales on the Left!)

My Trio Rings Bridgette Collection Zales #20062078
Price $539.99 $825.30
Carats 1/3 1/3
Clarity I1-I2 I1
Color H-I I

* Price as of Sunday December 1st 2019, at 12 PM EST (including Black Friday Savings)

 

DIFFERENCES IN THE SAME COLOR RANGE OF A DIAMOND ARE HARDLY DISTINGUISHABLE TO THE NAKED EYE

My Trio Rings Jalen Collection Engagement Ring VS. Helzberg SKU #2389596

Jalen Collection Engagement Ring vs Helzberg

The Jalen Collection Engagement Ring is one of our Instagram Favorites – and let’s be honest, what’s not to love about this gorgeous pear-shaped diamond ring! A favorite among many made this an easy comparison to find! Both rings are crafted with 1/2 carat total weight, I1-I2 clarity diamonds at H-I color grading. What’s the difference you ask? PRICE!

Coming in at $1,019.98, My Trio Ring’s has saved you more that $550 compared to the Helzberg’s price of $1,599.99! ]

My Trio Rings Jalen Helzberg #2389596
Price $1019.98 $1599.00
Carats 1/2 1/2
Clarity I1-I2 I1
Color H-I H-I

* Price as of Sunday December 1st 2019, at 12 PM EST (including Black Friday Savings)

 

WE DRAW THE LINE BEFORE THE PRICE IS TOO LOW & QUALITY IS SACRIFICED

Margot Collection Engagement Ring VS. Zales #20116763

My Trio Rings Margot Collection Engagement RingBoth of these diamond engagement ring styles are 1/2 carat in weight, and feature a similar princess style setting with baguette accents. When viewing My Trio Ring’s Margot collection with a higher clarity of I1-I2, the sparkle was far more apparent than the lower quality I3 in the Zales style. Jewelers use magnifying glasses (or loupes) to see inclusions in finer quality diamonds. But what’s important to couples is the look every day and we’ve found that you cannot see inclusions on smaller I1 stones, however you can see the inclusions impact to an I3 which appears smashed or cloudy. While the Zales ring is lower priced it provides a quality that is far too low as the everyday look is impacted by the lower quality I3.

My Trio Rings Margot Collection Zales #20116763
Price $1019.98 647.50
Carats 1/2 1/2
Clarity I1-I2 I3
Color H-I I-J

* Price as of Sunday December 1st 2019, at 12 PM EST (including Black Friday Savings)

 

THE TRUTH IS, THE GRADING SYSTEM USED BY JEWELERS TO PRICE DIAMONDS IN NOT ALIGNED WITH THE PRICE THAT COUPLES SHOULD BE PAYING FOR THE LOOK OF A DIAMOND.

What You Can Take Away From These Comparisons:

It’s worth pointing out that many main street jewelers spend very little time highlighting each style, referring to styles by sku numbers, unlike My Trio Rings collections which feature 300+ named families of matching rings each with distinct details. Finally, when you’re looking to choose a jeweler that understands what you are looking for, consider the Modern Jeweler – with up to eight different payment options from Venmo to No-Fee Layaway, the first and only Plus Size Wedding Ring Collection, a Nickel Free Collection and Same Sex wedding ring collections!

Need help comparing? Our team is non-comissioned, so we we’ll happily help you compare two rings to help you make sure you get the most value! Reach out through live chat!

Our 60-day returns ensure you can wear your rings in person and fall absolutely in love with them, or a full refund. Our crafter’s warranty and extended care plan offer you the piece of mind of a retail store servicing, but at your convenience with shipping right to your home.

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