Post # 1
Or really, more of a too big ring rant.
My Fiance and I were in the mall last weekend and as we walked past a jewelry store we wandered in to look at bands for him. The lady was very nice and very helpful.
We ended up finding a ring that Fiance really liked the look and weight of, plus it seemed to fit great. It’s a brushed tungsten band with polished edges. It was on clearance for $199 so we grabbed it!
Took it out to show his mom and stepdad later that day. It’s WAY too loose on him. Like falls off easily when he moves his hand.
The lady at the store practically forced the first few rings onto FI’s finger and he had to really work them off, so we’re thinking that it just made his finger swell up a bit and made the ring he liked, when we got to it, appear to fit.
Problem is that its from a ring designer that the store is no longer carrying. So it was theoretically final sale.
I went in and asked if we could exchange it for a different size if one is there and was told yes, but it’s seriously put me off from buying anything else there in future.
When we mentioned the forcing rings on part, his sister was like ‘Woah! She what!? They arent supposed to touch you, they’re just supposed to pass it to you to try on yourself!’
I don’t know if that’s true, but if it is, I’m just unimpressed.
Post # 2
hmm she may be right on the she touched you?!? part, when i went to try on rings by myself the woman never touched me, and actually put one of the rings i liked on her hand so i could take a picture.
I probably wouldnt buy anything from them again after u get the proper size too!
Post # 3
Justbrynne: ps love ur kittymitty pic 🙂
Post # 4
Justbrynne: why don’t you just get it sized? granted, they probably shouldn’t have been shoving rings onto his hand. but regardless: most rings aren’t a perfect fit and and have to be sized. many stores don’t even stock rings in more than 1-2 sizes; they just size you and order it/make it.
i mean, if he loves and it was a great deal, just have them size it to fit. he will probably have it back at most in under 2 weeks.
Post # 5
First, I’m not aware of any jeweler “rules” that say you can’t slide rings on customers’ fingers, so I can’t really speak to that.
But, second, you say that she “practically” forced them on your Fiance, which leads me to believe that she wasn’t grabbing his hand and jamming/shoving something that was clearly several sizes too small on his finger. It sounds like she was just putting different rings on him and after awhile, his finger may have gotten a bit swelled up from the constant on/off. It happens, especially around the knuckle area.
That you and him picked a ring that fit him at the time you were in the store and then realized there was an issue with the size later doesn’t really make me think that this jeweler is unreliable or not trustworthy. It’s a sucky situation, but I wouldn’t blame them.
Post # 6
TheGridMonster: when I say practically forced it was more she put it on and when it wouldn’t go past his knuckle she twisted and pushed it past.
You’re right tho, the not going back bit was an overly dramatic overreaction.
MrsHalpert: it’s tungsten, it can’t be resized.
Amerie27: isn’t she adorable?