(Closed) Key jewelers

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I get the tanzanite halo ring from Kay's Jewelers?

    Get the ring from Kay's

    Look elsewhere for an tanzanite ring

  • Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

     

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    bebe_k:  She posted her story.  It was a nighmare!

    Post # 17
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Plug for Gemvara from me. I absolutely loved everything about going through them. You wont regret it.

    Post # 18
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 1997

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    Beautyandthebusiness: I have a few things from Kay and have never had any issues. Don’t get me wrong Gemvara has so beautiful jewelry and I can’t wait to get a few things fron there myself. But in all reality every business has good and bad reviews. So if it is a ring that you like and can’t seem to find it anywhere else and the price is good, I would just get it. Besides they have a prety good return policy 60 day cash back and I think 90 days store credit. Also they do offer warranty plans on thier stuff if you ever need it to be sized, fixed, ect…

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee

    I got my tanzanite ring with a diamond halo from Belk.  No regrets.  It is awesome!  You can still get quality jewery at a chain.  I post pics of my ring all over the Bee and have never had any issues with the quality.  🙂

     

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    Post # 20
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    Helper bee

    You might want to check out Belk.  A lot of their tanzanite stuff is sterling silver and has stones that aren’t very darkly-colored, but they do have a selection of tanzanite jewelry that is really nice.

     

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    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

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    bebe_k:  It was VERY yellow and the cut was not as good as my original at all..I noticed the second she handed it back to me. A woman looks at her engagementring 100’s of times..I have NO idea why they thought I wouldnt notice lol.

    This was with my 1st marriage….I was 21 and had a 1/4 carat solitaire…..and they acted like my ring meant nothing and was dispensible because it wasent a huge rock…assholes.

    Post # 25
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    My e-ring is from Kay’s, and I’ve never had a bad experience with them.  Everyone is friendly and helpful.

    Now, the local “mom and pop” store is a different story.  They never treated me as a serious customer and always tried to brush me off and get me out

    I think you have to realize that OF COURSE a bigger a chain is going to get more terrible reviews than a single store- because it’s larger!  It services more people!  There are many more opportunities for them to screw up.  And a bad review always echos louder than a good one, unfortunately.

    Post # 26
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    Helper bee

    I had a ring from Kays and lost a stone from the band multiple times, and whenever went in there to talk to people they were rude – sorry but HUGE turnoff for me buying from you then. We ordered my Ering through Gemvara and LOVE it! Fiance said he had an easy time ordering it and getting it exactly how he wanted, and they have a great resizing for free plan, which we are using – and I have been in touch with one of their consultants working on picking out my wedding band and she’s been AMAZING! Always timely responses, sending me mock-ups, suggestions etc. All in all it’s a very personal thing, it’s where you find THE ring you want, everywhere has good and bad reviews – it’s all up to you and what’s important to you and if you love the ring and comfortable with their service. 

    Post # 28
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    Helper bee

    Oh, it’s beautiful!  Sorry for the rudeness.

    I’m sorry people were rude to you.  🙁  My boyfriend and I went and looked at a whole bunch of places for my engagement ring, and people were always really nice… even though we’re 22 (and look it!).  (P.S. The ring is different than my tanzanite ring–I haven’t received the engagement ring yet.)

    I think you DEFINITELY need to go back and talk to the women who helped you last time. You should be able to get the original price–you only went back one day later, for pete’s sake!  And this is a tanzanite, not a diamond… so they can’t give you the whole “well the prices of diamonds went up overnight” bullcrap. 

    If they won’t give it to you for the original price, I would be willing to walk.  $500 (I think that’s what the difference is, right?) is a big chunk of cash, especially when you’re still in college and on a tight budget. If you show that you are willing to walk, they may very well end up giving you the price you want.  Give them your phone number and tell them to call you if they’d like to work out a deal. Just be extremely courteous. You might just have to wait a day or two for them to come down. They will probably end up wanting the commission.

    Just curious–why did you not put it on credit?  Do they not offer 0% financing? My boyfriend and I have the money for the ring we just purchased, but since they offer 0% financing for one year, I figured we might as well take advantage of it.

    Post # 30
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    Buzzing bee

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    Beautyandthebusiness:  I would never purchase from a chain or mall jewelry store, even if the price was right. 

    I love supporting local businesses versus big-box, national companies. I find that my small, local jeweler is much more personable and not pushy compared to those mall associates. Plus, they’re often highly skilled as many of the jewelers come from a family of jewelers. 

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