(Closed) rant ahead- diamond size

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Member
2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

ugh. so irritating. needless to say, i won’t be going there ever. i hate jewelers who lie for better sales.

Eaxctly! Get what you love in the size you prefer!! That person was a piece of work…

Post # 4
Member
4713 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

Do you have the ring yet that you love? What size are your fingers? No offense to anyone that works in a jewelery store but omg they are more pushy then car salesmen (no offense there either)

Post # 5
Member
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

That is super rude! I have a 1 ct cushion, and it’s a lovely size! Yes, it is true that cushions *tend* to have a smaller face, but it’s not always true, it does vary stone to stone. And size preference is very subjective, you don’t *need* anything.

I’m glad you’re not going there!!

Post # 6
Member
4431 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@colorofmyheart:  My advice, don’t walk into a jeweler inquiring about an engagement ring you already have! Even if it was on a whim…just leave it alone..i’m sure it’s beautiful and that jeweler sales person is a re re.

Post # 7
Member
3667 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Pushy salespeople piss me off beyond belief! I could understand if you asked for their opinion, but you went in there with a clear idea of what you were looking for and they tried to push you toward something else? No way.

Post # 8
Member
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That is so rude oh my gosh!! I can’t believe he would just assume the average person has the $$$ for a 2 carat diamond lying around! How insulting! 1 carat will look awesome I’m sure and I LOVE cushion cuts! 

Post # 9
Member
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I was *so* afraid of this when we started ring shopping. We had a horrible experience at Ultra Diamonds–I wanted to see this setting that Fiance and I both liked, and the lady started gushing about it, but oh, it ONLY holds a 1ct stone, and oh, the setting is ONLY $9,000. HA! She kept pushing and saying that it perfect for me (actually, I have tiny hands and thought it was too big), and that if we came back in the next day, their jeweler would be there and we could see if he could move the prongs for a larger stone. I finally had to tell her that a) we weren’t interested in a $9,000 ring, much less a $9,000 setting, and b) I did NOT want a larger stone–I actually thought that 1ct is way too big for my hands.

We actually had a very pleasant experience at Kay Jewelers. The guy really took his time with us, gave us his email address to send him rings we liked, and didn’t ever push a bigger sale (he actually worked it out with Fiance so he could sell it to him on a specific sale for a better price). 

Post # 10
Member
3227 posts
Sugar bee

@colorofmyheart:  Doesn’t surprise me one bit. They’ll say anything to get a sale. Go with what you love. I’m also curious to know what your finger size is? 

Post # 11
Member
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

When we were still considering diamonds, I knew I wanted a cushion, but all the stores we went to tried to push me into a round saying “Oh, it’s classic!” etc. Come to find out, they didn’t even really carry cushions 😛

Post # 12
Member
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Ugh I hate pushy sales people in any profession. And trying to get you to change your mind after you clearly stated what you wanted was uncalled for. Also this statement: aren’t appropriate for a hand like mine would have probably cause a response from me similar to “what exactly do you mean by hand like mine? What’s wrong with my hand? (insert tiny fit).

Unfortunately, that’s the nature of the beast and the more they up-sale the more money goes in their pockets. My BFF works for a jewelry company and every once in a while she forgets and slips into sales mode when we’re discussing options. Even though she knows I’m pigheaded and know exactly what I want with no variations. Laughing I’m sure exactly what you want will be beautiful and more importantly it will be perfect for you.

Post # 13
Member
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

All I can say is WOW. The audacity of that salesperson! Your ring is already beautiful and perfectly suited to you, I am sure…

Post # 16
Member
448 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m sorry, but I kind of laughed– not at you, at the jeweler. Clearly he thought he was talking to someone who wasn’t smart or secure enough to know what she wanted. I’ve never heard that the shape of a diamond isn’t appropriate for a particular hand. Is there some secret diagram somewhere no one knows about? Silliness, I tell you…

The topic ‘rant ahead- diamond size’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors