Post # 1
I have lost and gained weight recently and I know my ring size is different. We plan to order my ring off line and I need to know my size. I know its sizeable but I’d prefer to start wearing my ring right away. I know mall stores can be a bit…snippy? Pretentious? Just to name a few adjectives. But do you think they’d be alright if I went in to ask a few questions?
My fiance and I want to go in and ask to try on a ring exactly like the one we plan to order online. We won’t tell them that, but we will have them right down their name and price on a business card to make it seem like we’re interested.
Anyways, my question is would a mall store be okay with you just trying on a ring and then getting your finger size figured out? Or will they try really hard to pressure you into buying something?
Post # 3
That’s totally fine. Tell them you’re just looking for now, but might be back depending on how the visit goes. People do this all the time!
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
We visited several jewelry stores and the salespeople didn’t pressure us at all. They knew we were just looking and I needed to get my fingers sized. If anyone pressured us at all, I don’t think we would have given them our business. The only negative thing I can say (unrelated), is when we went to pick up our wedding bands (we purchased them in another state and had to have them shipped to our local store), the saleswoman turned off the charm when she learned we were only picking up items. Poo on her, lol.
Post # 5
Here’s what I would do–
You both go into a jewelry store. Tell them that you’re just “looking” and you want to give SO ideas on what types of settings you like. Let them know that HE will be coming back solo to buy the ring. You’re just along to point him in the right direction.
That way, it will be seamless and quite obvious for you to get sized from them. Maybe they’ll give SO their busness card or something. Don’t let them talking you into giving them his cell number or anything, as you don’t want them calling and harassing him about purchasing…Just say you’re still at the initial stages of the ring shopping…..
Post # 6
Thanks guys. Yeah before we found the one we plan to go with, I contacted a jewler for some info regarding pricing, and now they email me every day asking when I plan to come in (they’re located several hours away from me) to discuss the ring. I’ve told them via email that I am still thinking. I guess I’ll just have to flat out tell them I decided on somewhere else because now they won’t leave me alone. I don’t want whatever jeweler we go to just for sizing and questions to do the same for my fiance. And I will be the first to admit, I am not the most courageous person when it comes to dealing with them. I can stand up for myself but sometimes jewlers intimidate me.
Post # 7
I went to a Kay Jeweler’s and picked out my engagement ring with my fiance and had a great experience. We went there because I had picked out a ring from their website and I just wanted to try it on and make sure it was the right one for me. It was the first one I tried on and I immediately fell in love. So I was honest and vocal about how much I loved it and how I knew this was the one for me. So yes they pushed the sale, but we came in showing them that we were ready to buy.
I don’t think any “mall store” will be annoyed with you coming in to try on rings and get sized. They will love to help you. They are in the business to sell, sell, sell. So yes they will push you to purchase. However, they aren’t forcing you to do anything, so just stick to your guns and tell them no. Say you’re not ready to purchase for whatever reason. Or perhaps tell them you two are looking together but your fiance will be the final decision maker in order to surprise you.
Best of Luck!
Post # 8
if all you want is to find out your ring size, you can try going to jewelry repair instead of an actual shop. they probably won’t be as pushy, since they won’t necessarily have a sales quota to meet.
Post # 9
just ask them to size you. it should be no big deal.
Post # 10
I do it all the time. Tell them you are “educating yourself”.try to keep your visit 30 minutes max.
Post # 11
@XxXThePhantomsRoseXxX: I’ve gone to various mall stores, high end stores, etc. by myself and with my SO. It’s totally ok.
If they’re rude, they’re really stupid because you can easily go to the competition. With big ticket items like engagement rings, I don’t think they expect every customer to walk in and buy something. They know that people want to look, get sized, etc.