Post # 1
I’ve recently become obsessed with Art Deco inspired rings and want one as a RHR.
I’ve looked around online and want a TRUE antique, not a replica.
Besides pawn shops, where would you recommend? I’d love to know some websites, particularly, as I’m currently under the weather and packing for a move so I can’t really go venturing around town.
I’m open to other styles besides Art Deco and open to all stones and metals.
Thank you for your help and share your antique rings for inspiration!!
Post # 3
slomotion : I looked around on Etsy! Is there something specific I need to look for or search for?? I tried looking for “1920s ring” and “Art Deco antique rings” and I still kept just finding replica rings that OR rings that were a TOOOON of money 😂. Thank you!
Post # 4
On Etsy, I would look at these sellers:
gildedlane (beautiful pieces…and Jocelyn is lovely)
I browse all these sellers from time to time looking for my own must have vintage piece so I hope you find yours! I also follow gildedlane and manor jewels on instagram which is a great way to get dibs on new pieces before it hits etsy
Post # 5
You could also try the websites EraGem and Brilliant Earth – not cheap but they seem reputable for estate fine jewelry.
Post # 6
desirella : This is the list needed! Thank you!
browneyedgirl24 : Oh I didn’t think of those places. I just assumed they would be replicas. Thank you!!
Post # 7
Butter Lane Antiques has a beautiful selection and great website – almost bought my ring from them! Lang Antiques is where I go to drool over things I can’t afford. The Three Graces has a great collection but a bit pricey as well. Antique Velvet Gloves has beautiful items at a great pricepoint. Jewels by Grace is a favorite of pretty much everyone.
Post # 8
beesaredyingatanalarmingrate : I saw a lot of dream rings from Lang Antiques! And then I saw the price and was like, “Woah. They’ll stay a dream! 😱”. 😂
Post # 9
My husband bought mine from an antique diamond dealer in the uk.
Do you have similar around your area? You could also look to antique jewellery fairs/auctions.
Post # 10
nycoleman : Ivy and rose is also great, they sell both antique/vintage and reproductions, so just pay attention to the details listed!
Post # 11
I can help here, as I’m a bit of a art deco ring nerd. I would advise against buying antique rings on Brilliant Earth. They are extremely marked up and I know one bee who found out hers was a replica!
I bought mine on Etsy from GoldAdore. It’s a 1930s art deco ring by the famous jeweler Jabel. Gillian is an amazing seller who offers great deals (and layaway plans). I’ve bought two rings from her. This ring would have been twice or even three times as much on BE’s website. This band (also 1930s) is from another etsy seller, Addy’s Vintage – they are also great sellers!
Post # 12
nycoleman : If you do a search on etsy, search for “art deco engagement ring” and make sure the “vintage” filter is on!
Post # 13
In addition to the suggestions already made, Trumpet & Horn.
Post # 14
If you’re sick in bed and browsing, looking up #antiquering on instagram will usually lead you to a lot of cool antique jewelry dealers as well. I love my ring but it’s still so much fun to look!
Post # 15
UK-bee : I’m sure we do. I just haven’t ventured forth as I just decided to seriously start pursuing this search…this morning 😂. But that’s a great idea. Thanks!
mrsmay07 : It’s so hard to get tripped up by the little details! I’ve already been struggling. Thanks!
vintagelover : Your ring is gorgeous! I was looking at Brillant Earth, but dang some are pretty pricey! 😱
vintagelover : “Vintage”! Ah-ha. That helped a lot. Thank you!!
misslucy : Will look into that! Thanks for the help! 🙌🏻
beesaredyingatanalarmingrate : I definitely will! Thank you!!