(Closed) Where to find vintage rings online? Ebay anyone? Shops near San Francisco?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Did you try Etsy yet?  It’s the Hives’ favorite!!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yes!! Check out Lang Antiques, langantiques.com. They are in downtown SF, very friendly and have a great inventory that you can look at online. Definitely go in to see stuff in person, though, it looks different in person. It is not cheap stuff but they are a longtime reputable company i think.  I almost got a ring from there.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

What sort of price range are you thinking. If this is for your engagement ring, try looking at ylang23.com. They have an AMAZING estate collection.

http://www.ylang23.com/shop.cfm?ShopBy=Designers&DesignerID=95

Most of the rings right now are pretty pricey, but they update every month or so and typically have somethign in the 2-3K range.

If you wanted something less expensive, or just a fun ring I’d suggest etsy also. Ebay has plenty as well, though you have to be an educated buyer.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Seconding Lang Antiques. They have a much bigger selection in-store than online. I’m actually going there this weekend to look at wedding bands.

If you’re not squeamish about buying online, I’d suggest:

 http://www.newyorkestatejewelry.com/ 

It’s where my fiance and I found my engagement ring; they have a huge selection of all estate jewelry. What sort of ring are you looking for?

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I also vote for Lang Antiques!  The pieces there are incredible!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Lang Antiques is really great, but fairly pricey. You should also take a gander at estate jewelers like Mark Watson who has an office on the fifth floor of the Shreve building in downtown SF. I bought my wedding band from him, quite happily.

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Have you tried looking up an antiques place on Yelp? There is an antiques shop in the castro that specializes in etstate jewlery, I think they are called Brand X Antiques? There are a wealth of shops in the city so you’re sure to find something!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I just bought my wedding band from Old and New Estates on Union (at Fillmore). All their jewelry are estate pieces and the prices seem reasonable.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We bought my husband’s ring of ebay.  We got him a very simple and very cheap ring.  The things to watch out for are lenient return policies (I looked at a lot of rings that couldn’t be returned) and then read the seller’s ratings.  I’d encourage you to ask about settings too–we ended up finding my antique setting (and putting in a new sapphire) but we never would have thought about it unless we’d lucked out with a really good saleswoman.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I just featured one of my favorites on my blog. Try The Three Graces

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I know this is a super-old thread, but it’s still being linked to so I figured I’d add something for any bees still looking for vintage/ antique rings in the SF area. Dianne’s is great! I’ve never actually purchased anything from them… So take this with a grain of salt! But I am a frequent browser in their Healdsburg location (they have one in San Francisco as well) and they’re super friendly and more than happy to show me things even though they know I’m not buying. They used to have a location in Disneyland (in New Orlean’s Square, where the current perfume shop is), but unfortunately had to move. Might be worth a look-see for anyone on the hunt!

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