Friday, July 13, 2012
Miffed, But Happy Too
Yes, I’m miffed. A few weeks ago a couple of anniversary
presents given to me by my one and only had “issues”. We took it to what we thought was “our
I did do a blog about the anniversary
band-the one where the jeweler said that the center store was, quote, “cracked
in half and had to be replaced” and I mentioned that my tennis bracelet had
been “in the safe” because a stone came out and subsequently lost.
Thanks to my wonderful sister who had
dismantled a ring she didn’t like, she gave me a stone that fit perfectly into
the spot. And thanks to our
daughter-in-law who had had a wonderful experience at a different large jewelry
chain, we went there to have it “fixed”.
This chain (I don’t want you to think I’m
doing anything other than praising them-So they start with a J and end with a
D-if you’re interested in more-leave a remark) replaced the stone, took care of
the prongs, checked the rest, polished and cleaned it and had it back to me
within 3 hours and it was only $79! All
the while, we were still on the third week of waiting for my ring to come back
from the other place’s “plan B” jeweler after I told them NO WAY to their “plan
Finally, jeweler #1 called and said it
would be $180 dollars and they wouldn’t be able to give me a guarantee because
“after all we now know the diamond is cracked”.
I thanked them and said I was coming to pick it up and go for another
Wouldn’t you know it? When I got there the manager came over and
wanted me to know “I don’t do this for everyone, but I’ll throw in a thorough
cleaning and polishing”.
I thanked her again and said if we decided
to have them do the work they’d see me.
I went straight over to our new jeweler-who told me that while the stone
had a “slight flaw”, there was no crack and they could re-tip the entire ring,
polish it up and have it back to me within an hour-all for less than HALF THE
FREAKIN’ COST of the other store!!
Needless to say-I now am back to having
both my bracelet and anniversary band on and my wedding set (as well as my
husband’s band) are also clean and sparkling.
With businesses of all sorts going belly
up right and left as well as up and down-you’d think even the largest of chains
would take a hint about the importance of
both customer service and honesty.
Shame on the one store (who for anyone who
is wondering start’s with a Z and ends in S and if you need more of a hint,
leave me a remark) who will now only see us when our 6 month check comes around
and Kudos and then some to the store we will now spread the word on-they’ve
earned our respect and the praises we’re heaping on them.
Plus, I love having my bling bling back!