Post # 1
my fiance and i live in 2 different cities, and it’s not very easy for us to ring shop together. in the meantime, i’m researching rings and window shopping at local jewelry stores. i want to take some pics of rings that i like (while i wear them) for the fiance to check out. do you think jewelers would mind?
Post # 3
I would just kinda in a girly kinda way say…
I just wanna be able to show my FI so he knows what I want *bats eyes*
They shouldn’t be too much on the “oh no you can’t” side
Post # 4
It’s easier to ask forgiveness than permission, just do it, it’s so stupid when stores don’t let you just because they’re afraid you’ll comparison-shops
Post # 5
I took pics in a couple of jewelry stores. I had no problems at all. I told them I wanted to show the guy who was going to be making the purchase what I wanted. They told me to snap away. I used my cell and they even helped me get the right angles because the lighting in the stores was making it kind of difficult. I did ask permission first, though.
Post # 6
I got yelled at for taking a cell phone picture of a band in a jewelery store but it was no big deal really, and I’m sure if you explained it to them as “I need to show my fiancÃ©”, they’d totally understand. I totally agree it’s really dumb when they try to stop you, esp when there are probably pictures of similar rings readily available online.
Post # 7
I went shopping with someone for her engagement ring and she was allowed to take pictures while shopping.
Post # 8
My finace and I went to around a half dozen or so stores together looking at wedding bands together, and every place we asked allowed us to take pictures and they were all patient with us as I snapped over and over to get a great, clear picture. They were very helpful as I compared rings from different stores!
Post # 9
awesome! thanks gals! i feel better about it 🙂
Post # 10
I took pictures too LOTS of them and the sales lady even helped me set it up so that the pictures would be better. I hope you find one you both love!
Post # 12
I asked to take pics of the styles at one store (they were replica – meaning fake floor models) and they said no.
I hate asking to take pics, it’s so awkward but I sure hope you can get away with it.
Post # 13
If they say no id tell them that Fi is a visual person and if he cant see a picture you wont be buying from that shop… (might get them to change there mind)
Post # 14
i work at a jewelry store and we allow it on occasion with permission from the owner first. the reason some places dont let you isnt because you will comparison shop….its because of security reasons. someone could come in and take a bunch of pictures and case the place to rob it. best thing to do is to be friendly about it and ask first…by not asking and just snapping away you are already looking suspicious. but the times that i have assisted people and they needed pictures and got permission from the owner to do so, i have been glad to help! i even whipped my phone out to take pictures for them and send them to someone else or to their own phone if their quality came out bad. also some associates may have photography skills (from online sales or other experience) and know whats the best lighting to take the pic in. also to display it correctly and get the best angles. you may get more help then what you thought… so its always good to ask 😀 also if you cant take pics ask if they have pics online or if the mountings are in a catolog they have and if they could copy the pic in the book…ive done that before as well.
Post # 15
We took pictures with our cellphones covertly…but to be honest i’m sure jewellery stores are pretty used to it.