Before you spend too much time looking at hundreds or even thousands of different rings, you can narrow down your search by finding an era or style you like. The history of jewelry is impressive and there are lots of different designs to fall in love with. You may find yourself drawn to the history of the Victorian era or maybe you like the way rings from the Art Deco era look.
Now that you know what you’re looking for, you need to find a place to buy your ring.
Familiarize yourself with a few jewelers. Take some time to browse through their selection of rings online. Ask questions about their return policy. Ask how they source their jewelry. Get a good idea of what the shopping experience will be like. Much like a house from the 1800’s, an antique ring is going to have been loved by previous owners and it’ll have some wear and tear. A trustworthy jeweler will disclose any wear-and-tear on the ring before you make your purchase.