(Closed) Disaster ring, a cautionary tale about ring obsession and Zales

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Worker bee

Aww Bee, congrats on finding a man who stood by you for all of this. I know many who would never understand how important the small details are for us. 

And your ring is completely gorgeous! 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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rao4400 : lesson learned. I have never seen a maul store execute a custom job well, so I wouldn’t have trusted them to do this, especially because every halo I’ve seen a girlfriend have from a maul store is high set instead of low or flush set. 

At least you have a story about the whole experience!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Never. Buy. From. Zales.  (or any other “maul” store)

Post # 7
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Busy bee

don’t feel too bad. I’m OCD and I don’t even want to admit some of the things I’ve done over some obsession I just couldn’t get over. Life lesson learned, weddings and engagements are a big thing many people obsess in ways that later make them laugh.

Have you seen the post about the Brides brother and future SIL that got over the top upset because their proposals were close together date wise, and moved the wedding because they didn’t want them both in the same year? Compared to a lot of things you’re not that silly 🙂 Just human.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

This is NO lecture and while I have a few rings from zales I would NEVER want them to to any kind of custom work. U r right a ring is just a ring. It’s the promise it holds. And it sure is pretty. I’m sorry for all the grief and the shitty sales lady. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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rao4400 : ehhhh. Depends on the hotel restaurant! There are several in SF with Michelin stars that I go to because the value aligns with the price point. Kind of like Cartier and Tiffany.

There are also the restaurants at hotels that are clearly there for the convenience and that’s literally what you’re paying for, as the food can be barely edible. 

Great analogy though and your wrong number drunk dial sounds hilarious 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

That’s why you go to a local jeweler, and never have your ring shipped off.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yeah, this is par for the course from Zales, unfortunately.

 

Is the second ring the same stone? And the same setting? It looks completely different! But it is beautiful.

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