Odd exchange with jewelry store clerk.

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Oh my gosh! You must have felt so uncomfortable! 

The only awkward exchange I had about my ring was with my upgrade. My husband got my upgrade for our 1st anniversary which is about a month before Christmas, so I told him not to get me anymore gifts.

When we were at my in-law’s Christmas get together one of my husband’s aunts asked what he got me for Christmas. I said, “He upgraded my ring.” and she made this face as if someone just farted on her head and all appalled asked “WHY?” as if I personally offended her lol

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yikes you would think a jewelry store clerk would know better! You would have thought she had seen it all! Sooooo rude.

I once went to a Fred Myers looking for a watch for my husband and the lady talked me into trying on rings.  She asked about my diamond and I said that I upgraded it and her reply was, “what the first one wasnt good enough for you?”  Followed by a comment that people my age don’t get rings like this and that I would have been better off getting something we could afford.  Followed by flinging my ring at me when I asked for it back, which hit the glass case knocking my stone loose.  

Needless to say I had a chat with the manager!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I was willing to give the clerk the benefit of the doubt (ie: maybe your stone was one of her favorites, or otherwise impressive and made an impact, and she was just excited to see it on someone) until she made the unforgivable mistake of asking for how much your fiance paid for it. That’s just rude and uncalled for.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@shortie1848:  I didn’t say anything. Half a second after I said “Upgraded” his other aunt was all over my hand making it sparkle, so I just laughed and shrugged it off. Haters gonna hate! Tongue Out

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@shortie1848:  not an exchange that I had, but when Fi went to purchase the ring he took pictures of it. While he took pictures the sales lady there “modeled” it. He said it was very awkward because he really wanted to take pictures of it by itself. When he asked to take to take it off, she gave him a dirty look. Granted FI couldve taken these pictures else where- I just think he thought the store was the safest place to do it (he told me he was super anxious about dropping it/ruining it before giving it me)

For amusement I included the “modeling pictures”- they make me giggle because it mustve been so awkward for Fi to take these pictures. 

Post # 11
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1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@shortie1848:  the pictures drip with awkwardness… so I could only imagine being there. Poor Fi gets himself into all sorts of odd dilemas! At least these pictures are worth a good chuckle! 

Post # 12
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9528 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Huh. I would find that less odd from a jewelry store clerk than froma friend! Jewelry’s their job so I can see why she’d be curious. But, regardless, I dislike any questions about cost/size/quality of rings.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

That’s so bizarre! Though when we were at Diamonds International in the Carribean, the guy that was running the store was asking DH what he paid for my ring/what the stats were/etc.!

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I once went into a jewelry store to look at wedding bands. The guy looked at my engagement ring, deemed it “interesting” and then brought me to a tray of 10k gold rings – all about $70. I asked to see something a little more high quality, and he said “the 14k and 18k gold rings are much more expensive.” Ummm okay. 

I then asked him about sizing my ring, as it was spinning a bit. He asked what “materials” my ring was made of, and when I told him rose gold, diamonds and sapphire he said “Mmm, well. We can test it to make sure before we size it”

I’m sorry, what!?!!? He clearly thought I had a costume ring and was trying to pass it off as real gold and gems. Ahahaha. I’m so glad my husband wasn’t with me – he would have been crushed. So so rude. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My strangest encounter was after my husband had called off our original engagement.  The ring was bought on my credit card and I was paying the bill, so I kept it.  I still kept up on the six month inspections, and brought it into the store in its box.  The clerk asked me why I wasn’t wearing it.  I wanted to punch her.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@shortie1848:  eh, considering the context I wouldn’t over think her comments or feel awkward or offended. Since you are still paying off the ring I would take her knowing the carat size and saying “you’re the one with the cushion” simply to mean that she has handled paperwork related to the transaction and was drawing the connection between that and seeing the ring in real life. As far as the comment about “your husband must really love you” that was a crass remark for her to make because she’s correlating the depth of someone’s love with the amount of $$$ spent on a piece of jewelry. However, I’d also take that with a grain of salt, because she works in a jewelry store, so I’m sure she was just trying to flatter a customer and in her mind that must’ve seemed like a nice compliment 

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