Post # 1
My bf and I are considering going to some brick-and-mortar stores to try on rings and see the difference between types of stone. I don’t want us to run into super pushy salespeople- any advice? I doubt they’d be all too pushy if I was there, since clearly they’re not going to sell the ring in my presence (well, most likely). Has anyone been to Kay’s or any other stores in NYC? I doubt we’d go with Tiffany’s because of cost…
Post # 3
I’m not in NYC (live in Chicago), but I would suggest browsing online first for some stores you want to check out – read reviews on Yelp and look at what they have to offer. You’ll get a lot more for your money if you go to an independent jeweler (like a mom n pop store). We went to a few independent jewelers and ended up ordering a custom made ring for way less than any “designer” brand jewelry.
But the most important thing is… SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT!!! If they are expecting you to be there, they will give you their undivided attention for usually 1-2 hours.