- Diet Coke
- 6 years ago
What did you do about a servicing plan if your rings were purchased online from a retailer w/o a B&M location? I know big ones are Blue Nile, James Allen, Whiteflash and Good Old Gold (last two have stores but I’m nowhere close to them). I guess you could lump smaller dealers like Ruby Lane and Etsy in there as well. Heck, might as well throw in the people who inherited rings, too!
I know Blue Nile has you ship your rings to them and they will inspect, tighten prongs, and re-dip white gold as needed/whatever your plan specifies but the cost of shipping/waiting time (they said 10-14 day turnaround) really turns me off.
I know re-dipping can take a while even if you go to a local store but I’m not worried about that as I actually like the worn white gold look… I’m just concerned about security checks as I already have a jewelry cleaner/machine at home.
I’m no where close to getting engaged again but am simply curious for next time. Knowing what I know now about quality and pricing, I can’t see myself ever purchasing significant jewelry at chain/non-family jewelers again… but, not having the convenience of popping in to tighten prongs scares me.
So, do you think a local jeweler (chain store or not) would allow you to purchase a servicing plan if they didn’t make the initial e-ring/wedding band sale? What did you do?? I’m sure liabilities arise somewhere in the mix.