Post # 1
Hey bees! Longtime lurker, first time getting an account and signing in!
Anyhoo, I’ve seen tons of your gorgeous victorian/edwardian or otherwise vintage rings in some great ring porn threads…but where do you all get them?
I know many have been passed down in the family, which I adore and makes me jealous lol. But, where else do you get rings like that? I know site like brilliant earth and such, but I’m a bit wary of online rings.
My bf of over four years and I went to Jared and saw a great Neil Lane ring, but it wasn’t quite perfect. I’m a fan of a more simple solitaire and great milgrain/filigree engraving on the sides. The “vintage” collections I see at places like Kay and Jared are way too fancy for my taste, they incorporate more of the halo, etc. and I just love the filigree look but a less prominent center if that makes sense.
Also, really adore the more antique yellow gold look but again that’s so hard to come by. Does anyone have experience custom making a ring that fits these sorta demands or any ideas where to find one? I’m in the Cinci/Dayton area.
Post # 3
We bought an antique ring on eBay. It came set with a 0.1 carat diamond. It wasn’t in great shape but I really, really fell in love with it. It was also under 200, so I figured that worst case if it wouldn’t be fixable or it was fake, it wouldn’t be too big a loss. We had a jeweler repair the ring and set a different diamond into it. That only cost 220, so all together my setting was only 390! I’m going to have the stone the ring came with set into a bracelet. I’m not sure if you would be comfortable with this route, but it worked for us.
Good luck hunting! Rubylane and Etsy are other sites I would recommend.
Post # 4
Look in your area for independent jewelry that specialize in antique/estate jewelry. That’s where DH got mine. It’s Art Deco, from the 1920’s.
Post # 5
eBay, pawn shops, antique/vintage shops and ruby lane are all great places to look!
Post # 6
Pawn shops are a good place to begin looking.
Post # 7
I got mine off of eBay, there are plenty of places to look though! Search for antique shops around you.
Post # 8
Lang’s and Erstwhile are great sites as well.