I'd like to buy a used/"vintage" gem for an engagement ring. Looking at vintage rings on ebay and etsy, I have zero idea how to assess the "quality" of the stone, or how to know if it's real, or what. Is it possible for a lay person to do this? What should be my basic steps for assessing the rings or loose stones I see online? [more inside]
Places to buy vintage and/or estate engagement rings local to New York City? Warnings and cautions? [more inside]
I'm getting married in San Diego in the middle of February. I will have a short span of time to acquire a wedding band in a city I know nothing about. Do you have an suggestions where I might find a non-jeweled, yellow-gold, vintage, possibly deco-period, wedding band?
What's the difference between a "promise ring" and an "engagement ring"? [more inside]
Where can I find estate/antique jewelry in the Triangle area? [more inside]