Do you ever buy jewelry on RubyLane.com, my darlings?
Ruby Lane is one of my favorite places on the internet to find vintage and antique jewelry. I really think it’s the closest experience to an actual antique jewelry show that a person can have from home, except with no crowds and lots of useful search functions to help you find (and buy!) exactly what you want.
Ruby Lane 101:
how to buy jewelry on RubyLane.com
We’re going to start out with a little introduction to this fantastic resource and then we’ll get to tips and tricks, sprinkled liberally with photos of gorgeous jewelry!
Every piece of jewelry featured in this post is currently for sale on RubyLane.com. Click the numbered links under each photo to take you to the piece’s listing.
What is Ruby Lane?
RubyLane.com is an ecommerce website that allows reputable dealers of antiques and collectables to have online storefronts all on the same well-organized, easily searchable website.
Ruby Lane has a fantastic jewelry section, brimming with interesting and unusual pieces from museum quality antique treasures to quirky, affordable vintage costume jewelry and everything in-between!
I’ve been buying jewelry on Ruby Lane for years.
Why is Ruby Lane different?
Ruby Lane is different from other online shopping portals because, quite simply, RubyLane.com is not full of junk. It’s a thoughtful, well-maintained environment that draws authentic antique dealers offering genuine treasures.
Want to see something very cool? You can actually view the Jewelry Terms & Conditions that Ruby Lane sellers have to agree to when creating a store on RubyLane.com.
It’s wonderfully specific, with clear definitions of “antique” and “vintage” as well as requirements for authenticity testing and my very favorite rule: “No commonly available, mass-produced jewelry.”
One might expect well-maintained online shopping portal to be exclusively for high end pieces, but RubyLane.com welcomes collectibles of a wide price range.
The combination of well-maintained AND open to products of all price ranges means that you might find an exquisite $17,000 diamond ring for that once in a lifetime purchase but you can also find an gorgeous $80 silver bracelet or a $40 midcentury brooch or a $110 Art Nouveau gilt locket for all those still very exciting but less financially stressful treat yourself moments along the way.
Necklace listings: 1, 2, 3, 4.
Even better, because sellers are required to write proper descriptions and provide multiple photos of each piece they list, you’ll have an easier time evaluating the offerings and deciding what you want to buy.
How to browse jewelry on Ruby Lane.
If you’re not sure what you want, it’s always fun to just randomly browse jewelry on RubyLane.com.Read More