- 5 years ago
I do not know how to title this post any better than I did, “How to stop a ring sales person.”
Here’s the situation: SO and I went ring shopping today at retailers (I have been looking online, not in stores), this brick and mortar company is also where my SO’s mother got her ring from so SO is biased to get my ring from here. I knew before my SO and I went ring shopping that brick and mortar companies are a total rip off when it comes to diamonds (learned that from a long time of lurking on here and other extensive research.) My SO is all for me designing my own ring and picking out the diamond… But ultimiately it is up to him. I know that we can get a way better quality diamond online than we can in the store we visited… I tried to explain to the sales person that I wanted something around 1.3 carats, D-F color, FL-VS2 quality, and ideal cut. He didn’t show us any of that. He basically played this game with me making me feel stupid trying to guess the color, quality, and carat of the diamonds he showed us. They were all E-G color, SI1-I1 quality, around 1 carat, and I don’t even know what cut… He showed us one “super ideal cut” and yes it was very sparkly, but I right off the bat knew the color was off because it was a grey tone. It was G color (which isn’t always bad, just in this diamond’s case it was) He kept asking me why I wanted 1.3 carats and why I had to have this color and that quality. IDFK DUDE THAT’S JUST WHAT I WANT IS THAT NOT OKAY? Obviously my SO was more on his side since the sales person is a “professional” and now I am just scared that this salesman is going to convince my SO to get me a lesser quality diamond for the same price as a great quality diamond that we could get online. I couldn’t get a word in with this guy because he was basically telling me that I was wrong and by the end of it my SO was even agreeing with him saying “you shouldn’t pick a diamond out just by it’s certificate.” Yes… I do know that but a diamond isn’t given the grade that it is given for no damn reason. I know a lot of people are gonna say I should put my foot down with the salesman, but my SO would be so pissed off if I cocked an attitude with the salesman like I so desperately wanted to do in the store. Anyone else have a manipulative, pushy saleseman? Makes me feel like I should have never brought up the idea of going shopping in stores.