(Closed) Mini Rant – unprofessional jewellery store associate

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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
8373 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009


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
156 posts
Blushing bee

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
108 posts
Blushing bee

@VeggieBee:  a stranger asking to try your ring on is weird enough. Doing it without your permission is just downright creepy!!!

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