(Closed) WTF 10 Reasons Why I Should Get a FREE Rock??? Yes? No? Maybe?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: After reading all of the issues with my ring and jewelry store do you think.....
    I should get 50% of the cost of my ring refunded : (16 votes)
    23 %
    I should get a free center stone diamond? If so what quality? : (4 votes)
    6 %
    I should get both center stone and the 50% off (I know it's pushing it.....just curious) : (4 votes)
    6 %
    I should get something else (list in comment section) : (47 votes)
    66 %
  • Post # 3
    7312 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    You can ask. But based on the experience you’ve had with this jeweler so far, do you really think that they are going to care?

    Post # 4
    4961 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I wouldn’t want an additional ring or stone for free, I would just want my original ring remade to the specs it should have been. I can’t believe they’d send you shoddy work like that. And that the store would release it to you! But it seems like they would do some sort of compensation, whether it’s a % off the cost or something.

    What a nightmare! I’m really sorry you had to go through this.

    Post # 5
    6207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I don’t think you deserve a free stone, but I do think they should fix the ring (maybe an upgrade) or throw in something for your trouble, like a small discount, a store credit, etc.

    Post # 6
    5978 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Ummm, Ithink you deserve the ring your FI paid for, and not much else, sorry.  I’ll admit the jeweler has made this a lot more complilcated than it needed to be, they’ve made a lot of mistakes, and need to make things right…but just because this all went sideways does not entitle you to free things, that would be like someone demanding you personally pay for a whole new car because you damaged their fender..doesn’t jive.

    Post # 7
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Asking is free.  At the VERY least I’d ask for a refund of anything I spent on shipping and what he paid extra to get it in a hurry.

    But I’d more likely ask them for your husband’s wedding band free than to mess with yours more. 

    Post # 8
    5978 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    And everyone is right, asking is totally free, you ask for whatever you want or feel you need to be ok with this, but as a business owner, the minute someone starts listing off the things I should give to them because of this and that, their entire argument is suspect because I wonder how much of it is valid, and how much of it is a gamble to get free things off me….

    Post # 9
    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @Nona99:  +1. I would not ask for anything specifically outside of the properly made ring you paid for. If anything, you could calmly explain your stance and ask “I was promised XYZ, and I have spent X amount of time trying to make this right. You have left me for long periods of time without my ring, and I still have a product that is not up to specs. What are you going to do to make this right?” and see if they offer you anything outside of the ring. If they still won’t admit wrong doing, I would threaten contacting the BBB & make sure they know you will tell everyone you come into contact with about your experience (including the thousands on internet chat boards!). HTH.

    Post # 10
    2894 posts
    Sugar bee

    Free center stone is too much. WAY too much. I’d ask for any costs you incurred while sending the ring back and forth (if there were any) to be refunded and perhaps a discount for a future purchase. Nothing like 50% or 50% refunded from what you spent. That’s way too much also. But a little something to throw you a bone.

    Post # 11
    1460 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    You can ask for anything you want but I doubt you’ll get anything from the jeweler.  I think the most you’ll get from this is a lesson learned that when you pay a fortune for a designer ring you’re paying for the name and their advertising and not really quality;.  🙁

    Post # 12
    13101 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @Nona99:  “Ummm, Ithink you deserve the ring your FI paid for, and not much else, sorry.”

    I agree.  The jeweler should fix your original ring so that you are getting what your FI bought and paid for.  You don’t deserve (and shouldn’t expect) anything beyond that.

    Post # 13
    1389 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

    You should get your original ring fixed to your satisfaction. If the jewler cares about your satisfaction. he or she should also offer you something in addtion, but I’m not sure you can expect anything. If you really have a problem with the jewler, I suggest writing either a Yelp review and/or writing the Better Business Bureau.

    Post # 14
    11760 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    The most i think you deserve is a new setting or a potential discount off the setting. You’re definitely not going to get a free setting. There’s nothing wrong with your center stone so not sure why you’d think getting it for free/a discount on it would be justified.

    Post # 15
    2305 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I don’t think you deserve any upgrade or anyting from them, aside from a perfectly made version of your orignal ring. 

    And then run away from that jeweler and never look back.

    Post # 16
    598 posts
    Busy bee

    Hm I don’t think you should get anything. Maybe I’m harsh. If you don’t like them, you should have returned the ring and stopped working with them. They are obviously incompetent, but they don’t care about you, so don’t waste your time. Sorry OP, about the whole situation 🙁

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