- 8 years ago
- Wedding: January 2011
Let me share a little story with all of you bees that happened this past weekend. My FI and I went on a double date with some friends of ours this weekend and while we were out, the boys wanted to go to Best Buy so our friends wife and I went to Kay Jewelers, just to look around. Ive been trying to get an idea of what I wanted, so I took a girl friend in for advice. When we got to the store, I noticed an aquaintance of mine from high school just so happened to work there. We chatted casually for a few minutes. She congratulated me on my engagement, etc. She asked to see my ring, so I proudly let her see! Here’s how the conversation went from here…
Her: “Oh, so I see he went for the quad cut instead of springing for a full stone?”
Me: (Mildly in shock from her rudeness) “Yeah, but I still think it’s just as beautiful”
Her: “Well, let me show you what your ring could look like if he would’ve gone for the full stone”
She pulled out a ring that, in her mind, was far more exquisite than mine. I smiled and replied “Oh wow, that’s gorgeous. But I still love mine”
After putting the ring back in the case, she proceeded to tell me how I could “always upgrade in the future for something nicer” or their policy would allow me to trade in my engagement ring for “one more my style.” Then, she went into a story about how she knew a girl that hated her engagement ring and actually came in without talking to her FI about the situation and traded in the one her FI gave her for one she preferred.
I wish I could say that was the end of her rudeness, however she continued to give me her 2 cents on what sort of wedding band I should choose. I had considered getting a solid white gold band. She immediately told me that “wasn’t the way to go” and that I needed to get 2 diamond bands, one for each side, to “spruce up” my ring. At that point, I had endured enough rudeness. Rather than say to her what was really on my mind and dignify her hatefulness with a response, I simply turned around and walked out of the store.
I wish I could say that she was joking as she said these things, but she wasn’t. I found it very hurtful and insulting. My FI put a lot of thought into picking out my ring and to be honest with you, I wouldn’t care if it was a piece of chicklet gum put into a setting because it came from him! And I think he did a great job! Needless to say I will NEVER be purchasing anything from her. The nerve of some people…
Thanks for listening to my vent. Just in case you’re curious, I’ve attached a picture of this “not my style, not so nice” ring of mine, according to her implications of course.