You Get to Support a Small Business
Buying a ring from a big name or a chain jeweller may feel a little impersonal to some people. Antique and vintage rings are more likely to be sold by small, independent businesses. When it comes to my own wedding, we've decided to stay local to the area that's been our home for five years, and that was probably a decision that was made when my fiance proposed. We found the ring in a tiny antique shop just down the road from our flat, and I was so pleased that our local area is part of our story.
Top tip: Visit a local jeweller to discuss exactly what you're looking for. Even if they don't have it in stock, they'll keep an eye out and act as your own personal trinket detective.