Settings, stones, sets, and solitaires - it can be easy for anyone to get
overwhelmed when shopping for engagement rings. Fortunately, we've broken down
the process to make it simple for you to find the perfect engagement ring
for your fiancé-to-be.
How Much Should I Spend? Budget
It used to be a set rule that an engagement
ring should cost what you could earn in two months, but that's an old-school
way of thinking. Simply buy the best ring you can afford without going into
major debt. So, establish your budget- you ought to get the best for her but
you need to make sure that you don’t break the bank. Rest-assured that at
Michael Trio, we will work around your budget to find you the perfect
diamond and setting to accommodate you budgetary limits along with your
Choose the Ring She'll Love
The hard part about shopping for women is that
you rarely know what they want. In terms of engagement rings, women want
their rings to be big and sparkly. Understand your lady's standard
definition of "big" (weight of diamond) and also consider her tastes and
lifestyle. You may bring her window shopping to get a feel of her
preference. If you do not wish to spoil the element of surprise by bringing
her for window shopping, you may want to ask her friends/mother if she has
mentioned a preference for a particular type or style of ring. At the same
time, it is important to find out her ring size at this stage which may
include some James Bond actions/planning if you wish to find out her size
without her knowledge.
Choose the Right Diamond
At Michael Trio, we have a section here to educate our visitors
on diamonds (4Cs,diamonds certificate, etc). If you find the information overwhelming to understand, you
may call one of our diamonds consultants at (65) 6299 0110 to help you. It is important to have these
knowledge to make an informed decision.
Besides acquiring knowledge of the 4 Cs of diamond, you’ll also want to take
into consideration a diamond’s shape. The shape of the diamond is all a matter of your girlfriend’s
preference. Below we list a few of the possible shapes you can get a diamond in:
Choose the Right Setting
After working out your budget, calculated her ring size and gathered all
background knowledge of her tastes, preferences and lifestyle, you are now in a much better place to choose
the right style of setting for the unique diamond. It is important to choose the right setting because the
right setting will highlight and enhance the stone’s best feature. An engagement ring is typically made of a
precious metal upon which at least one gemstone is set. Four popular categories of ring settings include the
classic solitaire, a fancy setting with side stones, a matching bridal set and halo (framed setting). When
you choose the ring setting that the diamond will be mounted in, you may want to consider the wedding band
and how it will look with the engagement ring.
The simplicity of the solitaire setting makes it a timeless and classic
choice. A solitaire setting with four prongs allows the most light to enter the diamond from all
angles, maximizing its brilliance. Six prongs shows slightly less diamond, but provide slightly
more security in holding the stone. This setting is best for stones with good symmetry and
perfect cut. It is a safe bet when you're not sure which style you want. It is also typically
the least expensive way to set a stone. Browse through our classic collections here.
A fancy setting with diamond side stones adds an extra sparkle to your
ring, complementing your center stone. The side stones are set evenly with the band in a channel
setting, bar setting or with prongs. The purpose of the side stone is to visually connect
the center stone with the shank or to cover the width of the ring so that the plain part of the
shank is not visible when viewed from the top. In respect to finger size, it's a very good
choice for larger sizes. For those with smaller fingers, the setting must be chosen very
carefully. The wrong choice might result in a ring that looks not proportion to the finger.
A bridal setting is comprised of an engagement ring
setting and a matching wedding ring to create a perfect fit and uniform look. Bridal
sets come in classic solitaire settings or include diamonds. This also allows men to be more
creative and personal in their own choice of a wedding band.
Guide to Wedding Rings
A wedding ring is a metal band worn on the base of the right or left ring
finger. An exchange of a wedding ring between husband and wife is a symbol of a life-long contract in the
modern days now. At Michael Trio, we offer an eclectic variety of His & Her wedding bands, with some
collections of engagement rings for her that will complement the wedding band in shape/size. If you have
already purchased your engagement ring elsewhere, fret not. You can bring your engagement ring to us and our
team of designers will provide you with customised designs to match your engagement ring.
Types of Wedding Rings
Michael Trio offers 2 types of wedding rings: with and without diamonds. The
plain wedding band holds its own appeal to those who feel an affinity for tradition and history. A wedding
band without diamond does not necessarily lose out to one with diamonds too because we use a variety of
finishing and texturing to bring life to a simple band. Michael Trio offers wedding bands in white gold,
yellow gold and rose gold (18 karat or 14 karat) to suit a variety of tastes and preference.
View our collection of couple rings designed to match when put
together side by side.
Men wedding band
Men today have more choices than ever for wedding bands. From the
simple textured gold ring to bejewelled designs set with a simple diamond or more. Explore
our collections for more options.
Women wedding ring
Be it clothes, bags, shoes or jewellery, women are always spoilt for
choices. Michael Trio offers the variety of wedding rings for women.
Symbolising everlasting love, eternity rings are growing in
popularity amongst the ladies. Diamonds in claw setting allow more light for maximum
brilliance while channel setting offers a more smoother, polished look and provide
protection from abrasions. Explore our collection for eternity rings here.
Simplicity at its finest, a classic ring that will never go out of
style. Retaining its quality as time flows .
Customised Ring designs
Michael Trio offers you the choice to customise your own ring design to suit
your style and preference. Our team of designers will guide you along in your journey of creating something
which no one else will have the same. We offer engraving services and couples can choose to have
hidden messages/symbols engraved on the inner band of the rings, an intimate secret only known to both of
them. Contact us today to discuss the possibilities and options of creating something unique to both
Arrangements can be made for an appointment at our office to discuss about your
ideal design. Feel free to bring along any materials that’ll give us a better conceptualisation of your
design. If you do not have any ideas, fret not. At our showroom, we have samples of products that you can
view to form your ideal design. During this process, we can better understand your wants and you’ll have a
better understanding on the costing, should you have a budget in mind.
If you do want us to form the design you have in mind, upon confirmation, we
will receive the deposit from you and our in-house designer will begin sketching the designs according to
your preference. The designs will be sent to you via emails and our designer will make changes to the design
to match what you have in mind. Alternatively, our showroom have samples of products that you can view to
form your ideal design.
Casting and Setting
Once the design has been confirmed, our production team will take over and
begin the process of mould making, casting and the setting of diamonds. Upon completion, we will contact you
Some points to take note of:
Our customised design services start at a rate of SGD 1000 and
For special customised designs, a deposit of $300 is required
before we start on the process of designing.
This deposit is non-refundable should you decide not to purchase
the finished product.
The timeline from the process of designing to completion of
finished product is approximately 3-6 weeks
Find Your Ring Size
Michael trio makes it simple to order a ring in the proper size.
Here are a few steps to make your measurement more accurate:
When measuring, keep in mind that each finger could have a different size, so don't presume that a ring that
fits your left ring finger will also fit your right ring finger.
Measure when your hands are warm, not cold.
Make sure the measurement you choose easily fits over your knuckle.
How to find your ring size
We provide a printable ring sizer that can help you determine your ring size. Prior to printing, ensure that
page scaling is set to "none" on your print dialog box. Click here to download
Michael Trio will resize your ring free of charge for you within the first 60 days
of purchase. However, take note that for eternity rings and tension rings cannot be resized and has to be
completely remanufactured. That being said, it is important to order the correct size at the time of your