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 wasn
t 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)