- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
My partner and I went to the jewelry store where we purchased my ring this weekend, as my stone is loose (still, last time the guy tried telling me it was all in my head) and we have a warranty. They told us that it would need to be sent away for 4-6 weeks, or we could pay the inhouse jeweler around $150 and it would take 10-14 days. Oh and since i didn’t buy the diamond there, I had to sign a waiver that they weren’t liable for it. Whaaaa? As this is going on, one of the employees has my ring on his finger (he had to go ask another employee about the warranty, and then the manager).
Now, I had no problem with him carrying around my ring. However, there was a couple seated by the engagement rings. Another employee is assistin them, and then the woman sees my ring. She likes it and wants to try it on. At this point, the employee hands over my ring. Doesn’t ask if it’s okay with me, doesn’t point out that it belongs to a customer (and my ring was desperately in need of cleaning so I figured they’d know it was someone’s). I standing a few feet away and not quite sure what was going on. I thought I saw him hand it over, but was all “Nah, they wouldn’t do that”. Then the woman stands up and is walking around the store looking at my ring in different lighting. The kicker? They had the setting right there in the case.
Now the couple decides yep, this is the ring for them. I walk over by the counter b/c hey, not for sale. They are asking about pricing, and I didn’t want to flip my lid on the lady as it wasn’t her fault. I was looking at the employee like “wtf” and he just smiled (not vindictive, just idk…) I said “Oh, there’s my ring! We decided to have someone else repair the prongs, but thank you”. The woman looks confused. No employees speak. I asked the woman if i could please have my ring back, and now she looks really embaressed. She was extremely apologetic, and I tried to reassure her as best I could that it’s okay b/c no one told her that it wasn’t for sale and how would she know? The employees now look away. the manager swiftly walks away.
I have no problem with friends trying on my ring. I have no problem with family trying on my ring (heck, my step dad was wearing it as a pinky ring above his knuckle around the house). However a random stranger? What would you do? Would you be okay with just handing over your ring to random people?