(Closed) Rude Jeweler!!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@libby328:  At first I was going to say she was just trying to make a sale (and being a little pushy) but then she just go downright rude.

I completely agree with taking your business elsewhere, that lady is a little bit crazy.

Maybe next time you go into a store, have a plan with your Darling Husband ahead of time so you can present a united front on what you want and how much you want to spend. A jeweler shouldn’t play you off each other like that, but if you go in with a clear budget and metal choice it’ll be easier to avoid the up-sell.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I hope you made it clear that you weren’t buying from them because of that attitude.  Aside from being rude, it’s totally bogus… there’s no way someone looking at your had will be able to tell the difference between 14 and 18k gold.  In fact, most people can’t even tell hte difference between a diamond and a cz.   You have two children to look after, maybe even send to college… you’re absolutely right to draw the line on spending that much.  and 17K for a 1carat diamond is F*CKING INSANE.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m sorry you had such a bad experience. Is there any way to review this place online? I would try to and give other to-be-engaged couples a head’s up… I’m sure she’ll eventually feel the results of her bad attitude on her business. 

Ick. 

Post # 8
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452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

 Wow! What a rude lady. Have you thought about going shopping on your own or with a friend, finding a few rings that make your heart sing, and are priced in a range you are fine with, and then bringing your Darling Husband with to look at those rings? Unfortunately, this may not be the last rude sales person you’ll run into, and it’d be all too unnecessary for your husband to feel like he was attacked by the mafia again.  When we were recently looking at diamonds, although we both thought the diamonds were beautiful, they weren’t graded the best quality.  I prefer a warmer diamond in yellow gold, and I honestly don’t mind if I can see a small carbon spot, as long as it’s not black.  We had went together in advance and had looked at the rings and narrowed it down to two for him to later chose from, both of which were eyeclean (we’re already married btw, so kind of the same situation).  My sister and I decided to stop back so I could show her, and we had a pushy sales person who basically was telling me to cut back from a 1.4 to a .75 that had optimal qualities, and that other people would frown upon the 1.4. Also, nitpicking my stone of choice wasn’t far enough for her, she went onto state that only women who were married in the 80’s wear yellow gold, and that I should switch to platinum. Her reasoning was, I work in healthcare and gloves are hard on white gold, and yellow gold shouldn’t’ even be an option. Hello woman, this is the rural Midwest, most women do not support optimal diamonds here, and anything above 1c is like “Holy Noah, Mosses, Mary, and Joseph – did you see that girls ring?!”, and who in the world am I offending by preferring yellow gold.  I’m only sharing this experience with you because I know my husband would have felt really bad about what this lady was saying if he was with, and probably would have felt like he should go with the just as expensive .75, in the more expensive platinum, which although is undeniably beautiful, it’s not even remotely what I want.  Best wishes to you and yours, and I hope he has recuperated form your horrible sales lady experience. 

Post # 9
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254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Ah, it’s a bummer that she was so rude. Leave negative reviews online explaining your experience! I’m usually too stunned to say things in person, so that tends to be my little revenge 🙂

I hate when people equate ring price/size to amount of love in a relationship. It’s completely absurd.

Our jeweler was rude too, but not about the ring itself. My Fiance bought a vintage ring from her, and I had to have it re-sized. When I brought it in, she took a good ten minutes to laugh at my fingers and call them fat (seriously, she said that). I’m only a ring size 8! The ring I had was a size freakin’ 3. Any way, when I picked up the ring from her she was nice enough but threw in a “Remember, tell all your friends about us!” and I had to take a second to laugh in her face.

Post # 11
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452 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

uffda- she sounds like a piece of work.  Sorry you had to go through all of this!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Awe thats a real bummer, i know what its like to go into the jewlers and come out feeling like crap about what you wanted. (the first one i went to go see told me my idea was stupid. … i was shocked ended up going to another jewler who loved the same idea and had such a great repsonce on the same ring design.) You in no way need to spend your hard earned money in a store that makes you feel less than appreciated and respected. I chose to take our design/cash else where and was so pleased we did! Chin up! You will find the right match for you i am sure of it!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Oh my gosh, some jewelers can be so rude!!  To think she actually insinuated that people will judge your husband’s love for you based on the size or gold used in a ring is absolutely ridiculous!  I have a CZ in sterling silver, my Fiance must hate me Wink

Sincerely, I hope you find what you are looking for and don’t get scared off by a crazy lady in a jewelery store.  I wonder what her engagement ring looks like?

Post # 14
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663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Vegas Wedings

Do what berybury said and “”Leave negative reviews online explaining your experience!”

I just went ring shopping with my bf. The jewler at the first place was so pushy and rude (didnt listen to me and TOLD me what I wanted, very odd) that after leaving I told my bf, “We’re never going back”. The 2nd and 3rd place we went were great and my online reviews will reflect that. Dont underestimate the power of the world wide wed!

Post # 15
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365 posts
Helper bee

I honestly think the poor economy + consumers having better online choices means that jewelers are SCRAMBLING to make sales.  I also think they bank on people walking in and not having a clue (re: price, clarity, comparison shopping, etc).  I’m glad you were able to see through that and walk away!  Shame that they have to resort to those tactics though, playing on people’s emotions and suggesting their men don’t love them enough.  Ugh.

Post # 16
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1595 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

WOW, that is absolutely RIDICULOUS! First of all, my ring cost $18,500 (we bought it preowned from a guy who bought it 7 months earlier and never even proposed with it), it is a GIA 2.1 carat, H, SI1 (eye clean) triple X rated stone in a setting that cost the original owner $7000. And she had the nerve to tell you the 1.11 stone costs nearly 18,000!! That’s ridiculous!! Please show your SO Bluenile or Jamesallen.com; they will always cost less than a brick and mortar store OR look on idonowidont.com for preowned

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