Post # 1
I realize that this is a bit silly but needed a place to rant a bit. FI and I went to a jewellery store today to try on men’s wedding bands for him. While I was there I saw some contoured bands that I thought I might try. My ring is antique and will likely need a custom wedding band but since I saw a few contoured bands I thought what the heck? The sales associate asked if she could see my ring so that she could recommend a few contoured bands to me, all of which were right in front of us in the case, not somewhere she would have to go find them. She proceeded to put my ring on her ring finger and try it on with 3 or 4 different brands, admiring them as she went. When she finally decided that I was allowed to try them on myself, I put my ring on with one of the bands and held my hand out to take a look. She then said “would it help you to see it on my hand?” Um, no lady…I don’t see how that would help.
I should qualify my rant by saying that I literally let everyone try on my ring. All of my friends, my mom and sister, my manager and coworkers. I really don’t mind. Had she asked I would have told her to go ahead! I was just very annoyed by her lack of professionalism.
Anyone else had an unpleasant experience while shopping for erings or wedding bands?
Ok, end silly rant 🙂
Post # 3
Ew, that is really, incredibly rude. I don’t really want people to try on my ring and when I was showing my sister she went ahead and put it on without asking. Luckily, I have smaller fingers than she does so it doesn’t fit but I don’t think ANYONE trying on your ring without asking is okay.
I have had a bad jewelry store experience as well. Fiance and I when we first started ring shopping went into a store to browse rings. I knew exactly which ring I wanted when I went in and asked specifically for that one. The sales lady was EXTREMELY pushy and had an order pad in front of her the whole time and kept asking “would you like me to put in an order for you now?” and when I asked about customizing something ont he ring she literally laughed in our face and turned to her coworker and said in front of us “Oh this customer just asked if they could customize this ring, can you believe that?!” To which the coworker replied “…we can do whatever the customer wants”
She was such a bitch.
Needless to say, we went somewhere else to order my ring and we got some attitude when we went to order it but after we paid for it everything was all happy sunshine again.
I don’t know why some(not all) jewelry store employees think the sun shines out their bum. So annoying. I am sorry you had such a rude lady 🙁
Post # 4
I think you may be misinterpreting both her motives and her question. When I have looked at rings (and other types of jewelry as well, including watches, bracelets, and necklaces), I tend to ask female sales associates if they will try on the item, including my own e-ring, for me so that I am able to observe it from a distance and to have a different perspective of what the item actually may look like to others. I even tend to do this when buying handbags.
Post # 5
I agree with the previous poster. I get that its weird for some women to see their rings on another woman but in their line of work they are asked by some people (men shoppers) to put the rings on to see get an idea of what they will look like on their FI’s. I have noticed alot of jewelry stores do have mirrors on the counter so you can see your rings “from a distance”.
But as a stylist, I think I also have lost that “personal space” buffer that I think many salespeople have lost. When someone is talking to me about their hair, in the salon or out and about, I almost always start touching their hair to see what they are talking about lol and I totally get its awkward for some!
Post # 6
@VeggieBee: a stranger asking to try your ring on is weird enough. Doing it without your permission is just downright creepy!!!