I am planning to propose to my girlfriend at some point, but I need help buying a ring. I’ve never done this before, obviously. I know she would like something with a diamond, something vintage (or vintage-style). Questions below:
-Are there any online vintage jewelry stores that are reputable? I am in the Twin Cities, so I will take local shop recommendations as well.
-Are there any search terms I should be using? I think she would like something in an art-deco ish style, but it doesn’t have to be original to that period. I’d like something with clean lines, simple, maybe a bit of a raised profile. Kind of like this
. I don’t really have the vocabulary to explain myself very well.
- Ideally I’d like to spend $2,000 or less.
- Do return/exchange policies exist for this kind of thing if she doesn’t completely love it?
- Is there a minimum ring size I should be sure to get so that I am positive it fits her? (she’s petite, but again, totally new to this jewelry thing)
- Am I being unreasonable with these criteria?
Any help or advice to at least start this process is very much appreciated.