Hi all, thinking of proposing soon and going out with my girlfriend this weekend to get an idea of what she likes. For the final product, though, I’m thinking of going with a private dealer that my family has known for decades. Several of my cousins have gotten their engagement rings with him, and my dad bought a diamond anniversary ring through him. So I have good reason to trust him (especially considering that he and my cousins are from the same affluent town) but I’m a suspicious person by nature, particularly when it comes to major decisions and purchases. So I thought I’d ask the experts - what are warning signs to watch out for? What sort of questions should I be asking to determine if he’ll be honest with me and have good customer service? Things like his return policy, etc. Are there any positive signs I should look out for? I want to go into this fully informed. Thank you all for your help!