Walking into a jewelry store with an engagement ring on…

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@freshflowers:  They know there is a piece of jewelry you are actually going to purchase in the near future.

Post # 5
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3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@freshflowers:  Dress really nicely to go shopping, and you will normally get a similar effect.

 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Ya it happened to me too… at a Mappins Canada (Zales USA)

Altho I am hardly the picture of a woman who just got Engaged (over 50).

I went into browse, it was just before Christmas last year.

And I was looking in many of the cases (not just the ones for Wedding Bands)

When a Store Clerk noticed my ERing (now to be fair at my age, they could have thought I was already married etc)

And the girl commented how beautiful it was / glittey (gotta LOVE Jewellery Store lighting)

So ya, I fessed up.  Said we were Engaged soon to be married.

The store wasnt busy (it was a week day) so the first clerk had all the other clerks come see because my ring is rather "unusual"... Ive never seen another like it that is for sure

They cleaned it.  And of course they asked when we were getting married… which was just a few weeks off

As @Duncan: said, I think they were looking to make a sale on a WBand(s)

BUT in truth, this isn`t the first time this has happened to me in the last 1-1/2 Years since getting Engaged…

I think that Jewellery Clerks are taught to be on the eye for Customer`s Jewellery and GUSH over them.

Jewellery gives a lot of clues about a person in reality… tells if you are single, married, LIKE Jewellery, have expensive taste etc.

Lots of info they can work with without having to ask Questions to the Customer… and when they compliment someone it clearly works in their favour

I admit it makes me feel good… I know Mr TTR did a good job on my Rings… but it sort of makes you feel well cared for too (made the right choice in man etc)

 

Post # 7
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11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@freshflowers:  Quite frequently actually.

Last year I was in a jewelery store in Las Vegas (Venetian) and the sales lady was ignorning me until another customer actually commented on my ring. She came over immediately wanting to see it and was practically following me around the store from that point on. I ended up buying a pair of earrings but NOT from her, we came back the next morning and purchased from another very friendly sales associate.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I have only been in jewelry stores a couple times since getting engaged, once was a couple weeks ago with my future brother in law helping him shop for an engagement ring. They obviously thought we were a couple at first but then we set them straight. I felt kind of bad though because I wanted the attention to be on FBIL and once the clerks saw my ring, they immediately wanted to show me wedding bands and were fawning over me and then they started talking to me not to him. Like, I’m not going to be dropping the money in your store, pay attention to FBIL! Haha.

I agree with PP about dressing nicer. There was an extremely snobbish store in San Diego FI and I went to when were shopping for rings. We had just got back from the zoo all day so we looked a little frazzeld. Meh. Whatever.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Since I look very young I have the opposite problem!  Salespeople must think I’m just in there looking around to burn time or something.  They usually ignore me until I ask about palladium or platnium.  Then they ask me why I want a wedding ring made from one of those metals.  Once they find out I’m allergic to nickel they get really excited and try to sell me a special ordered platnium ring with lots of diamonds.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@freshflowers:  ha, this hasn’t happened to me, but probably because my ring is on the smaller side for my area. It doesn’t matter what I wear or the fact that my outfit probably costs more than any wedding band they have in store, no one pays attention to me. 

It’s actually frustrating, and the fact that I tend to look younger than I am doesn’t make it easier. 

I generally get impeccable service everywhere I go, but the only time I get great service at a jewellery store is if I go with my mom. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

LOL, no! I suppose I look too young too, and my husband even more so than me! Actually I once had a saleslady ask, rather rudely, “so, do you have an engagement ring yet?” And I was like, “um, I’m WEARING it…” I was in there with my FI (at the time) and we were actually looking at bands, soooo too bad she implied my ring was tiny/invisible/not real/whatever. We bought our bands off Etsy in the end 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Well.. it shows you can likely afford jewelry and/or you may be looking for a wedding band. Makes sense.

Post # 13
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2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

when i was wedding band searching, i had quite a few “salespeople” tell me i needed a bigger engagement ring, or that i needed to trade what i had for something else.

i stopped going into chain jewelry stores after that. or if i do, i spin my ring around. i get tired of comments like the ones i get, you know?

Post # 15
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1174 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@colorofmyheart:  Exactly what happened to me! So rude 🙁 Sorry that happened to you. I prefer just wearing plain wedding bands now anyway.

Post # 16
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3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@MrsSnowMountain:  Wow, rude and hurtful…did the saleperson think they’d make a sale after behaving so rudely? 

Also, DID YOU GET MARRIED?! So exciting! I must have missed it. Congrats to you and your new husband. 

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