(Closed) Can I go to a Mall Store for a Few Questions Regarding a Ring

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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1267 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
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1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
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955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 # 7
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197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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11760 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

just ask them to size you. it should be no big deal.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I do it all the time. Tell them you are “educating yourself”.try to keep your visit 30 minutes max.

Post # 11
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8044 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@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.

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