Erstwhile Jewelry prides itself on being very selective about the antique rings it stocks.
The jewelers explain that they hand-pick rings based on “their quality and enduring sentimental value.”
However, the brand is very secretive about where they source their vintage rings from, only saying that they “...scour the earth for the most high quality and exquisite pieces.”
Rings with diamonds that are .50 carats or more come with a relevant certification, such as a GIA certificate, to guarantee their quality. Rings with diamonds less than .50 are certified by the brand’s in-house team.
Overall, customers seem very pleased with the quality of the pieces they purchased. The brand has a high 4.5-star rating from 47 customers on Yelp, with all reviews about the quality of the rings very positive.
For example, customers used words like “flawless,” “fabulous,” and “amazing” to describe the quality of the rings they bought.
Reviews on Facebook are also overwhelmingly positive, though no reviewers specifically mentioned the quality of the pieces they bought.
What’s the verdict?
So what is our final verdict on whether this jeweler is worth buying from?
If you’re after a one-of-a-kind, high-quality vintage ring from a reputable jeweler and you have an ample budget to work with, then we say go for it!
But if your budget is modest, Erstwhile Jewelry’s prices may make your eyes water.
Vintage rings from Erstwhile Jewelry can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $70,000, while rings in the by Erstwhile collection range from around $10,000 to $20,000.
So what can you do if you love the vintage look but don’t want to spend a small fortune on a ring?