(Closed) Why aren't jewelers more helpful? (small rant)

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

wow, it’s really nice you were there to help the poor guy!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’ve had both good and bad experiences with jewelers. When SO and I were looking for my ring, several were really kind and helpful, but a few were awful! I mentioned to one lady in a chain store that I might be interested in a moissanite. Her reaction? “No! You can’t do that, it’s not a diamond! Then your engagement won’t be real!” Seriously?

Sadly I’ve found that a lot of them really don’t care what you want (or can afford) and just want to push you toward what will get them a higher commission.

 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

Good for you girl..maybe she will pop up on the bee and thank you lol

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Yeah…you would think they would get more in commission if they actually pointed people towards rings that were in their budgets!

About 5-6 years ago when me and Darling Husband were looking at diamond promise rings, we had a budget of like 1200 I think, and at a couple stores we were pointed at full on bridal sets costing $4,000+. Um…no! I was 20 at the time and Darling Husband still in college. LOL. Needless to say we didn’t buy from any of those places. Eventually we went to the local Zales and they were pretty helpful and we ended up getting the ring from there. This was before I got more into jewelry so we were looking at mall places, and I think there’s a ton of unhelpful salespeople in a lot of the mall stores. But I do have a soft spot for Zales because I take the ring there to be serviced and everyone in that particular store is pretty sweet. The lady there always coos over my ring after its been cleaned and replated even though it’s small and not too expensive. So think it’s hit and miss with a lot of jewelers.

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